Nursing Home Bill Postponed Regarding Hidden Cameras In Nursing Homes

A bill on whether nursing patients should be allowed to have a camera in their room was recently postponed by the House committee. People who oppose the bill argue that allowing cameras in rooms would decrease the amount of staff willing to work in those nursing homes by making staff uncomfortable. Nursing homes are afraid that if they allow cameras in rooms staff will be fearful that innocent actions will look bad on tape and they could easily be sued by families.

Another reason for antagonizing the bill is that some people are worried about privacy issues. On the other hand many people believe allowing cameras would give families the opportunity to keep their loved ones safe and make sure they are being properly taken care of. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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