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New Jersey Announces “Safe Care Cam” Program to Prevent Patient Abuse

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs recently announced a new program which would allow access to micro-surveillance cameras for individuals who suspect their loved ones might be victims of abuse. The goal of the “Safe Care Cam” program is to prevent abuse and neglect for patients receiving home health care.

The micro-surveillance cameras will be loaned out to families for a 30-day period to allow individuals to suspect abuse to either take action to prevent further patient harm or provide peace of mind following the review of the footage.

Individuals seeking to participate in the Safe Care Cam program must provide contact and residence information, a copy of their driver’s license or other identification, and personally pick up the camera after undergoing a brief training by division investigators.

For more information on this program visit the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs website or call 1-800-242-5846 (toll free within New Jersey) or 973-504- 6200.

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