SB 456 - Electronic Monitoring

Legislative Alert – Nursing Home Bills

SB 456 Electronic Monitoring of residents in nursing homes will be worked/voted on today/Thursday, March 17 at 1:30 in Senate Public Health. KABC has proposed language to amend the bill to better protect resident rights and protect residents from additional liabilities. To read more click here (link to our testimony which I’ve attached) Furthermore we supported the ombuds’ position that a nursing facility is a person’s home and as such a resident ought not have to ask the facility’s permission to place a camera in their own room.

To find members of Senate Public Health Committee – click here or call 1-800-432-3924 to leave a phone message with senators offices. Let the committee chair Sen. O’Donnell and committee members hear from you in support of protecting the rights and safety of residents in nursing facilities.

To see the bill, click here

To read KABC Testimony, click here