California has issued new guidelines allowing in-room cameras at assisted living facilities as long as the patient and their families agree to it, according to an article on the NBS San Diego website.
Joe Balbas is co-owner of Vista Gardens, a San Diego facility for Alzheimer's disease and dementia patients has been pushing for cameras, saying elderly patients in assisted living facilities should have the option of having security cameras in their room.
Previously under California law, cameras were only used to monitor residents in common areas.
The ruling took years to be approved because there were privacy concerns.
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