KSOW News reports that a new law in Oklahoma that allows families of nursing home residents to electronically monitor their loved ones went into effect on November 1st. The law allows surveillance cameras in resident’s rooms and in common areas, but only if the resident or family member pays for it.
The law also requires nursing facilities to post a sign at or near their main entrance that clearly states that electronic monitoring and audio devices may be used in the facility. The law prohibits a nursing facility from refusing to admit a patient or removing a current one because they or their loved wants their room electronically monitored.
Click here to watch a local media report regarding a nursing aide whose abuse of a Kosieradzki Smith Law Client was captured on surveillance video.
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