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Beyond this, a LTC facility's obligations under HIPAA may be implicated by the installation of granny cams in residents' rooms.
Also, certain granny cam interceptions can violate wiretapping and electronic surveillance statutes.
Finally, it is demoralizing to caregivers and hurts the morale of the team.
AUSTIN - A bill to allow a new fee on nursing homes in order to attract hundreds of millions of matching Medicaid dollars was left pending in a Senate committee Monday amid concerns by facilities with private-pay patients who fear they would lose money under the program. Juan Hinojosa, D-Mc Allen, would provide for the Health and Human Services Commission to impose a “reinvestment allowance” on licensed facilities based on the days they serve non-Medicare patients.
So, unless you are in one of those four states, you can prohibit them if you want to. First, granny cams in residents' rooms may violate the privacy rights of various individuals.