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Illinois nursing homes to allow ‘granny cams’ in 2016


Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Please enable Javascript to watch this video Starting January 1, 2016 all nursing homes in Illinois are required to allow residents' families to put cameras in their loved ones ...


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