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Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs legislation approved by the General Assembly. Attorney General Lisa Madigan and other supporters say cameras in residents' rooms would help ensure they're treated well and give families added peace of mind. Madigan says the cameras also could help resolve disputes over suspected abuse and neglect. But The (Quincy) Herald-Whig reports (http://bit.ly/1HCOzqL ) some local nursing home administrators have concerns. Mike Duffy, administrator of Good Samaritan Home, questioned whether a resident can give proper consent to be videotaped when it...

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