Covert video surveillance can be useful in abuse cases, but some reason for caution

February 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2007, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p13
Covert video surveillance (CVS) can be used to detect and prevent patient abuse, but it carries significant risks. There are many legal and regulatory issues to consider before employing this strategy. • CVS questions often arise in nursing homes, but it can be used in any health care setting. • State laws regarding CVS vary widely. • The strategy can be a good option if used properly.


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