New law allowing cameras inside care facilities is meant to prevent abuse

ST. LOUIS, MO – A new Missouri law will go into effect next week to allow cameras inside nursing homes and other care facilities in hopes of protecting the elderly and disabled from instances of abuse, according to KMOV.

The new law will go into effect next Wednesday, September 3.

The COVID-19 pandemic made the law, which was reportedly already being worked on prior to March lockdowns, even more practical as scores of senior citizens across the nation died of the novel coronavirus.

The law will require families to provide their own cameras and equipment, and possibly to work out their own internet in the case of newer smart cameras. The care facilities, while not obligated to provide these tools, also will not be able to prevent residents and families from installing them.

Residents must provide consent to be monitored, and in the case of non-private rooms, their roommate must do so as well.

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