Gov. DeWine signs bill into law allowing cameras in nursing home rooms


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Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Thursday afternoon that will allow cameras to be in place for safety reasons inside nursing home rooms.

The bill, Esther’s Law, and sponsored by Sens. Nickie Antonio and Andrew Brenner, Senate Bill 58 was passed unanimously through the Ohio House and Senate in November.

The bill would allow residents to place cameras inside their assigned rooms.

The bill comes after a woman with dementia name Esther was the victim of elder abuse in a Cleveland area nursing home.

Esther son, Steve Piskor, had been a big advocate for the law to go in affect.

Many lawmakers and family members of those in nursing homes, believe that installing cameras will help prevent nursing home abuse to patients.