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  198.610.  Citation of law — definitions. — 1.  The provisions of sections 198.610 to 198.632 shall be known and may be cited as the "Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act".

  2.  For purposes of sections 198.610 to 198.632, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Authorized electronic monitoring", the placement and use of an electronic monitoring device by a resident in his or her room in accordance with the provisions of sections 198.610 to 198.632;

  (2)  "Department", the department of health and senior services;

  (3)  "Electronic monitoring device", a surveillance instrument capable of recording or transmitting audio or video footage of any activity occurring in a resident's room;

  (4)  "Facility" or "long-term care facility", any residential care facility, assisted living facility, intermediate care facility, or skilled nursing facility, as such terms are defined under section 198.006;

  (5)  "Guardian", the same meaning as defined under section 475.010;

  (6)  "Legal representative", a person authorized under a durable power of attorney that complies with sections 404.700 to 404.737 to act on behalf of a resident of a facility;

  (7)  "Resident", a person residing in a facility.

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(L. 2020 H.B. 1387 & 1482)


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