October 22nd, 2017

Long-term care patients in Quebec will soon be able to use surveillance cameras

By The Canadian Press on October 12, 2017.

MONTREAL – Quebec will allow residents in provincially run long-term care facilities to install cameras in their rooms without having to inform the establishment and its employees.

The new regulation would permit occupants and their families to put surveillance equipment in place, but only to ensure the safety of individuals and help protect personal property.

The cameras could also monitor the quality of services being provided by the institution or spot cases of mistreatment.

A support group that has been calling for such a move for a long time says it’s relieved the province has finally decided to take action.

The directive was published in Quebec’s official gazette on Wednesday but still has to undergo a 90-day period of public consultations.

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