College Response to the Coroner's Report: Deaths from Bed Entrapment, 2017

May 24, 2017

The Office of the Chief Coroner requested the College implement a recommendation to prevent future deaths and injuries of individuals who may be at risk of bed entrapment.

The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario's College Response to the Coroner’s Report: Deaths from Bed Entrapment, 2017 (English, French) is a resource to assist occupational therapists (OTs) in understanding the risks and hazards in prescribing bed rails to clients.

The article includes key considerations and references to relevant College Standards and external resources.  

This document is available for download under Standards & Resources > A-Z List of Resources

If you have any questions about occupational therapy practice or College practice resources, please contact or 1.800.890.6570/416.214.1177 x240.