State Bill On Nursing Home Surveillance Cams Creates Voting Deadlock

A state bill is on hold as lawmakers are deadlocked in their decision to allow cameras to be placed in patient rooms in nursing homes. A state senator started the bill to aid in identifying nursing home’s that mistreat or neglect patients. The bill did not pass, but it did not die either.

A medical affairs committee is willing to continue the discussion with additional information and research to answer concerns or questions about the bill. However, the Senator who proposed the bill is not giving up on it, “we're putting our seniors at risk and I would like the opportunity for those seniors to say I would like to monitor myself in those circumstances." 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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