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Proposed Law to Allow Video and Audio Monitoring In Illinois Nursing Homes

On Monday, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a proposed law that would allow families to install video and audio capturing devices in their relatives’ nursing home rooms. While there is currently no law explicitly banning the practice, the proposed law would obligate all nursing home facilities in Illinois to allow families to monitor their relatives with video and audio equipment.

Intended to protect residents from abuse and neglect, video and audio monitoring would allow families to remotely check on their relatives at any time of the day. Critically, the nursing home resident—along with anyone else sharing their room—must first consent to being monitored by their family.

You can read more about this proposed law by clicking here.

At Spiros Law, P.C., our legal team is committed to protecting the rights of nursing home residents from the abuse and negligence of others. To speak with one of our Danville nursing home abuse lawyers today if you or your loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect in a nursing home, please call our offices at (217) 443-4343.