Bill would allow video camera monitors in nursing home rooms
BATON ROUGE (AP) - Families could mount video cameras in their loved ones' nursing home rooms and monitor them from afar, under a measure that took its first step toward passage in the Louisiana House.
Rep. Helena Moreno, a New Orleans Democrat, said her proposal would offer peace of mind to family members trying to keep track of a parent or grandparent in a nursing home.
The cameras would be voluntary. The costs would have to be paid by the nursing home patient or family member. Any roommate would have to agree to the camera installation.
Nursing home owners opposed the legislation, but couldn't stop its advancement from the House health care committee Wednesday. The committee voted 9-1 to send the measure to the House floor for debate.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
BR first responders deployed to Florida to assist in Hurricane Ian recovery...
Hurricane Ian likely to affect Louisiana homeowner's insurance rates
Denham Springs fall festival brings fun to community, improvements to city's historic...
High schools being asked to play some football games on Thursdays due...
DOTD now says I-10 lane closures will last 14 months; previously said...
Fans' Choice Player of the Week 4: Central's Glen Cage
Plaquemine's Jayden Rogers leading the Green Devils through music
Southeastern knocks off #4 Incarnate Word on Eli Sawyer game winning touchdown...
McKinley High's homecoming football game canceled after bench-clearing brawl broke out between...
LSU Baseball team volunteers with Baton Rouge's Miracle League