Ohioans who are worried about the treatment of their loved ones in long-term nursing homes could soon have the power to place a camera in their room.
Senate Bill 255, also known as “Esther’s Law” was introduced before the Ohio Senate. The bill is named after Esther Piskor of northeast Ohio. Her son was concerned about the bruises on his mother’s body and suspected abuse, so he placed a hidden camera in the room and the camera caught the nurse in the act.
The bipartisan bill also says that anyone who tampers with the camera could face fines.
Steve Piskor, Esther’s son, helped write the bill that would allow an electronic monitoring device in open view to be placed in a patient’s room.