No, This is 24/7 and pt is not there voluntary. Supposedly IF there is no incidents in 7 days THEN they can be out 1 hour and read a magazine or something.
NO magazine, no ANYTHING, nothing but a mattress on floor is allowed in Time Out room. ANd you are right, it is considered "SECLUSION" regardless if door open . IMO Isolation also as pt is not allowed to talk except to ask for "needs". (ie I need to go to restroom, I need to shower, etc). Meals are even in there on plastic tray.
I was also told we are not under "STATE" rules (which say 12 hours) but under DADS. Does that make a difference REALLY? Doesn't state laws govern over them?