New Ohio bill would allow surveillance cameras in nursing home resident rooms

January 3, 2020

Ohio lawmakers are proposing legislation to protect elderly Ohioans from mistreatment in nursing homes, according to an article on the News5 website.

Multiple state representatives are co-sponsoring a bill that would allow family members to electronically monitor their loved ones in nursing homes through surveillance cameras.

However, there has been pushback in the past about whether surveillance cameras are a violation of patient privacy.

Lawmakers essentially believe if caregivers are behaving within the law, they shouldn’t be worried about the cameras, the article said.

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