Cameras In Nursing Homes Raise Concerns

Legislators in Illinois and Missouri are considering legislation that would make it possible for the state and organizations to install security cameras in nursing homes. This legislation is being considered after the exposure of many cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and elderly care facilities. The laws would install the cameras with the idea of preventing such abuse in the future. Were it to happen, the organizations would have video evidence of the abuse. However, the laws are raising concern over possible HIPAA violations. Additionally, if the cameras were recording audio, there are possibilities of violating wiretapping laws as [...]