DOH Publishes DAL 15-10: Security/Surveillance Cameras

Shelley Sabo in NYSCAL Priority Alert

The Department of Health has posted DAL 15-10 regarding the use of security and surveillance cameras in adult care and assisted living communities.  Adult care and assisted living communities wishing to use, or currently using surveillance equipment, must have policies and procedures for the use of these devices.  These policies and procedures should address retention of the surveillance, how the resident and their family or representative will be informed of the surveillance equipment, at admission and thereafter, the installation, placement and use of the devices, all applicable facility rules governing resident conduct and responsibilities as well as training, annually or more often as necessary, for facility staff regarding resident privacy. Surveillance equipment should be limited to public areas within the facility and not private resident rooms.

NYSCAL encourages all members to read the DAL in its entirety.  The DAL may be viewed on the NYSCAL website, http://www.nyscal.org/files/2015/07/DAL_15-10_on_Security_Cameras.pdf, or on the Health Commerce System.