Draft RCA: Petition CP 13-1 Request for Ban or Standard for Adult Portable Bed Rails

The Commission voted unanimously to defer the petition and directs staff to give updates on the voluntary standard in six and 12 months.
May 01, 2014

Record of Commission Action

(Briefing Package dated April 23, 2014, OS No. 5386)

 

Decision

The Commission voted unanimously (3-0) to defer the petition and directs the staff to provide an update to the Commission in six months and again in 12 months on the progress of the voluntary standards process.  Included in the update at 12 months, the Commission directs staff to assess the progress of the voluntary standard development and make a recommendation on whether the Commission should grant the petition and initiate rulemaking. 

 

Gloria Black, the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, Consumer Federation of America, and 60 other organizations (the Consumer Group) filed one petition; Public Citizen Health Research Group (Public Citizen) filed another petition.  The Consumer Group and Public Citizen collectively are referred to as petitioners.  The CPSC has docketed the requests as a single petition under CP 13-1. 

 

Commissioners Voting

Commissioners voting by ballot. Ballot vote due April 29, 2014

  • Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler
  • Commissioner Marietta S. Robinson
  • Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle