Q: Are bedrails used to prevent falls considered restraints in nursing homes in the state of ohio?
There is no simple answer.
Here is a link to the regulation. https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-administrative-code/rule-3701-17-15
Bed-rails are not specifically listed in the regulation as a restraint. However, a bed-rail certainly does restrain someone from free movement, so it can certainly be construed as a restraint.
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