Rhode Island - Corporal Punishment: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.

Physical Restraint Regulations 200-RICR-20-30-2.2 Definitions

  1. Corporal Punishment- is defined as the infliction of bodily pain as a penalty for disapproved behavior.
    • a. Corporal punishment as defined shall not be used in public education programs.
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