David L. Gordon, Shareholder in Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Litigation Section, co-authored an article with Buchanan Law Clerk Katherine Linsey and health care expert Daniel Moles, president of TRANSITION HealthCare Consultants. In “Digital Camera Surveillance: Friend or Foe?” the three describe the pros and cons of using video cameras in senior care facilities. While the surveillance can help skilled nursing and assisted living providers monitor their resident care environment, the cameras can also encroach on the dignity and privacy of residents, invite staff resistance, capture images that can be used by government agencies and plaintiff council, and be prohibitively expensive. Camera surveillance, however, can also enhance security, verify proper care and potentially deter neglect and abuse.
Read the full article – “Digital Camera Surveillance: Friend or Foe?” (Provider, May 1, 2013)