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Missouri Governor Signs into Law Parameters for the use of Electronic Monitoring Devices in Long-Term Care Facilities
On July 14, 2020, Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed into law the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act. The Act adds twelve new sections to Chapter 198 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri related to the use of authorized and covert electronic monitoring devices in long-term care facilities in Missouri.
On May 28th, the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) issued emergency rules requiring state nursing homes develop plans to test both employees and residents as recommended by CMS.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its first set of workplace guidelines directed to nursing homes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For years the issue of “granny cams” has been tossed about by the Missouri legislature with every prior effort dying in committee. Times have changed. On May 6th a House bill allowing cameras in nursing home rooms was approved by a Senate Committee.