50-5-1203. Procedures -- informed consent -- physician involvement. (1) Upon receiving a request for use of a safety device, a long-term care facility shall inform the requestor of the alternatives and risks associated with the use of the safety device. The long-term care facility shall provide the requested safety device to the resident upon receipt of:
(a) a signed consent form authorizing its use and acknowledging receipt of specific information about available alternatives and risks; and
(b) a written order from the attending physician that specifies the circumstances under and the duration for which the safety device may be used and the medical symptoms that the safety device is intended to address.
(2) The requirements of subsection (1) do not apply if a side rail or other device is used only as an assistive device and does not restrict the resident's movement from bed or chair.