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Sen. Runestad: Protect Vulnerable Seniors From Abuse

Major abuse in Michigan’s nursing homes – finally we have the legislative fix to prevent abuse and protect our seniors. Senator Jim Runestad reintroduces legislation to better protect nursing home residents by allowing them to install cameras in their own rooms. Senate Bill 717 mirrors Senate Bill 77 of 2019, which had unanimous support in the Senate, but was left unsigned by Governor Whitmer without explanation. “The serious issues surrounding the safety of vulnerable seniors in the care of nursing homes is not going away — it cannot simply be forgotten with a pocket veto,” Runestad said. “It is my hope that we can return this commonsense, bipartisan legislation to the governor’s desk and finally give our nursing home patients and their families this important tool for their own safety.”
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