Nursing home camera bill on way to Gov. Fallin’s desk

Posted on: 5:58 pm, April 29, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:55pm, April 29, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Nursing home abuse is a crime that shocks and horrifies everyone who sees it or is connected to it through a loved one.

Monday a new law was passed designed to combat that crime.

In this hidden camera video, nurses stuff a rubber glove down the mouth of 96-year-old patient, Aretha Mayberry, at a local nursing home.

Monday Senate Bill 587 was passed.

The “Protect Our Loved Ones Act” is designed to give families peace of mind by allowing them to install cameras inside their loved ones nursing home rooms.

For those who have endured the anguish of abuse at the hands of nursing home staff, Monday’s vote was the culmination of hard work and prayers.

The house and the senate passed the bill unanimously and it’s now on its way to the governor’s desk where it’s expected to be signed soon.