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"New Illinois Nursing Home Law Double-edged Sword Regarding Privacy"


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Illinois is the latest state to put a law on the books permitting electronic monitoring in nursing homes — “granny cams” as they are affectionately referred to in the long-term care industry.

It joins a handful of states, with Texas being the pioneer in this effort 15 years ago. The Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities statute (210 ILCS 32/) allows such devices to be used in nursing home residents’ rooms.

This law, effective Jan. 1, is reportedly in response to numerous calls received by the Illinois Department of Health relating to concerns of alleged resident neglect or abuse.

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