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An Update on Granny Cams

Long term care (“LTC”) facilities across the country are fortunate if they have not either received family requests to place cameras in their family member’s room or been presented with the results of video recordings.  Currently, Texas, New Mexico, Washington, Oklahoma, Utah and Illinois are states with legislation on video cameras in resident rooms.  The Departments of Health for Virginia and Maryland promulgated guidelines on camera use in resident rooms at the direction of their legislatures.  In the past few months, two more states have joined the chorus. Over the summer of 2017, New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs expanded …

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Video Cameras In Resident Rooms

Many residents and their families lack the requisite level of trust important to providing care in the long term care setting. This sentiment can be evidenced by family members’ requests for video cameras in resident rooms. Facilities are now learning how to respond to these requests. Texas, New Mexico, Washington, Oklahoma, Illinois and Virginia are the only states to date that have passed legislation on video cameras in resident rooms. In Virginia, the legislature left the particulars to the Department of Health, which is charged with promulgating regulations by July 1, 2017. For the remaining five states, their laws prohibit …

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