Informed Consent - Security Cameras

Is informed consent required when video cameras are used for security or patient monitoring purposes?

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The Joint Commission patient privacy standards do not require informed consent for the use of security cameras or video monitoring. State law and regulation govern the use of video surveillance, which vary greatly from state to state. Organizations should consult legal counsel for any legal requirements for use of security cameras or video monitoring in their state. The use of security cameras should be respectful of the individual(s) and take into account the individual(s) needs for privacy. In addition, the organization should post signage,or provide information that security cameras or video monitoring are in use.
Last updated on May 21, 2020
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: Rights and Responsibilities of the Individual RI

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