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« on: October 25, 2005, 08:15:00 PM »
Times Publishing Company
                         St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

                    August 30, 1989, Wednesday, City Edition

SECTION: TAMPA BAY AND STATE; Pg. 3B

DISTRIBUTION: TAMPA BAY AND STATE

LENGTH: 394 words

HEADLINE: Drug center holds onto client-restraint policy

BYLINE: NORMA WAGNER

DATELINE: PINELLAS PARK

BODY:


   PINELLAS PARK - Straight Inc. administrators will continue allowing
patients to restrain each other despite warnings from state officials    that
the practice may be dangerous.

     Though a revision of the center's policy says only adult staff    members
will restrain uncontrollable clients in the future, Straight's    vice president
of operations said Tuesday that clients will continue to    restrain clients in
instances of self-defense.

     The proposed revisions are in response to a Health and    Rehabilitative
Services (HRS) letter mailed Aug. 25 ordering Straight    officials to revise
their restraint policy before the center's    operating license expires Sept. 6.
 Straight officials mailed the      proposed revisions Tuesday.

     If the revision is not acceptable, it is possible HRS will revoke    the
drug and alcohol treatment center's license, said HRS spokeswoman    Elaine
Fulton-Jones. "But Straight officials have been negotiating and    cooperating
with us, so we really don't expect that to be the case,"    she said.

     The order, written by HRS program supervisor Martha Lenderman,    h h said,
"The (revised) policy must specifically prohibit any physical    restriction of
movement of clients by other clients. It is the    responsibility of staff, not
clients, to protect clients from harm by    other clients."

     Straight's vice president Page Peary said HRS officials have agreed    that
in instances of self-defense, clients will be allowed to restrain    clients
until an adult staff member can take over. He said this always    has been
Straight's practice, and that the HRS order is more in    response to a change
in Florida law.

     While Ms. Fulton-Jones acknowledged that the law now requires    specific
language in such policies, she also said Peary may be    misinterpreting the
order.

     Children restraining children "is our concern and has been our    concern
and continues to be our concern," she said.

     "We've never prescribed (client-to-client) restraint," Perry    said. "It
has never been part of the treatment of Straight. However,    if a young person
slugs another young person, we have to stop that. But    that's not restraint,
that's self-defense."
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2005, 08:18:00 PM »
Times Publishing Company
                         St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

                   September 6, 1989, Wednesday, City Edition

SECTION: TAMPA BAY AND STATE; Pg. 3B

DISTRIBUTION: TAMPA BAY AND STATE

LENGTH: 413 words

HEADLINE: Straight Inc. to get license // One-year renewal follows new policy on
restraining

BYLINE: NORMA WAGNER

DATELINE: PINELLAS PARK

BODY:


   PINELLAS PARK - State officials today plan to renew a one-year    license to
Straight Inc. now that the drug and alcohol treatment center    has agreed to
prohibit clients from restraining each other.

     "The policy changes they made are very explicit in that they say    no one
but adult staff in the program will be permitted to restrain    clients, which
is what we were after," Ivor Groves, an assistant    secretary for the state
Department of Health and Rehabilitative    Services (HRS), said Tuesday.

      Straight officials rewrote the center's client restraint policy    after
HRS ordered them to do so in a letter mailed Aug. 25.

     The letter said Florida law prohibits clients from restraining one
another, and that the responsibility must lie solely with trained    staff.

     HRS officials in June denied the center a full license renewal    because
of concerns about restraining methods, client privacy and    records
maintenance.

  They discovered identical problems at Straight's only other Florida
treatment center in Orlando, and both facilities were issued temporary,
90-day operating licenses.

      Identical policy revisions were submitted by both centers,    officials
said.

     The Orlando center received its full-term operating license Aug.    31, the
day its temporary license expired.

     HRS officials plan to renew Straight's Pinellas Park license today    when
it expires, said HRS spokeswoman Elaine Fulton-Jones.

     HRS officials usually inspect facilities annually. But the Straight
centers will be inspected every three months to make sure the new    policies
are being followed, she said.



   Straight's vice president of operations, Page Peary, couldn't be    reached
Tuesday, but said in an interview last week that in cases of    self-defense,
patients will be allowed to restrain one another.

     Said Groves of H "This is one of those bottom-line issues that    isn't
negotiable. In any program there may be instances where a client    could get
physically involved with another client. However, I would    expect to see that
infrequently. I wouldn't expect to have reports or    complaints coming out
about those types of activities.

     "If that happens," he said, HRS again will "have to question the
adequacy of Straight's program."
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2005, 11:14:00 AM »
Clearly, Page needs to get honest with herself. Who wants to sit on Page?

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2005, 03:48:00 PM »
was that shit on or sit on??????
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