Chemical restraint, which is the excessive control of behavior through the use of medication, is just one of the many risks faced by nursing home residents. This article explores the definition of chemical restraint, its adverse effects, relevant federal and state laws and regulation, customary industry practice, and practice tips for correcting discovered abuse.
Braun, Julie A. and Frolik, Lawrence A.
"Legal Aspects of Chemical Restraint Use in Nursing Homes,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol2/iss2/5