It also called for a change in the culture of organizations to reduce the need for physical restraints.
The panel was formed several months after Faith Finley died after being restrained at Parmadale, a center for youths with behavior problems. In December, Parma police investigated Finley's death, which was ruled a homicide, but prosecutors have yet to say whether they plan to file charges.
The recommendations allow so-called "prone containment" at some facilities, under special conditions. State officials say that prone containment is for a brief time, while the restraint is for an extended period.
The Ohio Legal Rights Service, an advocate for those with disabilities, told the panel that it believes prone containment is still a type of face-down restraint and can be dangerous and potentially lethal.
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