Governor Doug Burgum signed a bill allowing families to put surveillance devices in nursing home facilities.
This includes video surveillance cameras, web-based cameras, video phones, audio recordings, any other monitoring device, or a combination.
In order to do this, families must first notify the facility, in writing, that they intend to put a monitoring device in a residents’ room.
The device must also be placed in a fixed, stationary position that only monitors the area occupied by the resident and not a roommate.
The device must also be paid for by the resident or family.
The bill also forbids management at a nursing home facility to access the video.
For more information on Senate Bill 2113, Click Here.
The Governor has signed 377 bills so far this session.