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Security Cameras in Nursing Homes Aim to Protect, but Present Ethical Dilemmas

For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home. But an increasingly common means of ensuring that safety — security cameras installed by relatives — may do more harm than good, says Clara …

West Virginia Clarifies Limited Nursing Home Liability

The West Virginia legislature has moved to limit the liability that nursing homes can face in potential lawsuits. The bill passed unanimously Saturday by the House explicitly applies the state’s Medical Professional Liability Act to nursing homes. That 2003 law …

Oklahoma Bill Allows for Electronic Monitoring in Nursing Homes

A measure passed by the Oklahoma Senate would allow residents in nursing homes to install electronic monitoring devices in their private rooms. Senate Bill 587 also prohibits nursing facilities from refusing to admit any potential resident because they want their …

Report: Texas Lax in Monitoring Nursing Homes

Texas has heavily reduced its enforcement of rules that govern the state’s nursing homes, due in part to budget cuts, legislative changes and inspectors being discouraged from citing bad conditions, according to an analysis by a newspaper. The Dallas Morning …