Esther’s Law allows nursing home residents the option to place cameras inside the rooms of their loved ones. The Ohio Senate unanimously passed the bill. Republican Governor signed the law. Cameras deter abuse.
The law is named after Esther “Mitzi” Piskor, a victim of elder abuse at Cleveland’s nursing home. Esther’s son Stephen placed a camera in 2011 after an unexplained bruise. Two days later, Stephen found his mother being physically abused.
The devices must be authorized by the resident, the resident’s guardian, or an attorney. This will deter and prevent abuse and neglect.
"Esther's Law" is headed to Ohio @GovMikeDeWine's desk after unanimously passing the Senate today. The bill allows families to put cameras in nursing home rooms of loved ones.
— Trevor Peters (@TrevorPetersTV) December 8, 2021
Hopefully, South Carolina will encourage residents to use cameras to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.