Another big win for nursing home residents and transparency. The North Dakota House passed a Senate bill that sets up rules allowing people to place cameras in nursing home rooms. Nursing home patients, or people acting on their behalf, may soon be allowed to look in on loved ones. This will make it easier to detect waste, fraud, and abuse. Backers of the bill say this will help families monitor their loved one’s care from afar.
“My mom lived in a long-term care facility for 10 years. I saw a couple advantages to this. Since the rest of my family lives out in California, it would’ve been easy for them to monitor my mother,” said Rep. Dick Anderson, R-Willow City.
The Senate must approve the bill one more time before it can go to the governor’s desk.