2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 63. Public Health and Safety
§63-1-1953.6. Consent for electronic monitoring in nursing homes.

A. A resident or representative of a resident who wishes to conduct authorized electronic monitoring shall be required to notify the nursing facility on the consent form prescribed by the State Department of Health.

B. The consent form prescribed by the Department shall require the resident or the representative of a resident to obtain the consent of any other resident in the room or the representative of a resident, using the consent form prescribed for this purpose by the Department, if the resident resides in a room with another resident.

C. Consent may be given only:

1. By the resident or any other resident in the room; or

2. By the representative of the resident or representative of any other resident in the room.

D. Another resident in the room may:

1. When the proposed electronic monitoring device is a video surveillance camera, condition consent on the camera being pointed away from the consenting resident; and

2. Condition consent on the use of an audio electronic monitoring device being limited or prohibited.

E. Except as provided for in Section 7 of this act, authorized electronic monitoring may begin only after the required consent forms specified in this act have been completed and returned to the nursing facility and placed on file with the administrator of such facility.

F. If authorized electronic monitoring is being conducted in the room of a resident, another resident may not be moved into the room unless the resident or representative of the resident has consented to the use of existing electronic monitoring, in accordance with this act.

G. The Department may include other information that it considers to be appropriate on any form it is required to prescribe under the provisions of this act.

H. The Department shall prescribe the forms required by this act no later than November 1, 2013, and shall make such forms available on its website.

Added by Laws 2013, c. 204, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.

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