NEVADA – Governor Joe Lombardo has signed Assembly Bill 202, a groundbreaking legislation that is set to transform patient care in nursing homes across the state of Nevada. The bill, which allows the installation of cameras in nursing homes, is a direct response to the tragic death of Henry Owens in 2020. Following this devastating incident, Owens’ family embarked on a mission to ensure the safety and well-being of residents in nursing facilities through enhanced monitoring measures.
Assembly Bill 202 marks a significant step forward in improving the quality of care and transparency within nursing homes. By permitting the use of cameras, families will have the opportunity to monitor their loved ones remotely and gain peace of mind knowing that their health and safety are being closely observed.
The Owens family’s advocacy for better monitoring systems has resonated with many others who have experienced similar concerns about the care provided in nursing homes. Their tireless efforts and commitment to turning their grief into meaningful change have been instrumental in the passing of this bill.
Governor Lombardo expressed his support for the legislation, recognizing the importance of ensuring the well-being of nursing home residents. By allowing cameras in these facilities, the state aims to provide an added layer of protection and accountability, helping to prevent potential neglect or abuse cases.
The implementation of cameras in nursing homes is expected to have far-reaching implications. It will not only provide families with a sense of reassurance but also serve as a deterrent to potential misconduct and encourage a higher standard of care. The measure aims to foster a culture of transparency and accountability within the nursing home industry.
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