August 18, 2020, 12:00 PM Central via Zoom
For several years, legislation governing resident permissions to install cameras in individuals’ nursing home rooms has been debated in the Missouri State House and Senate. At the very end of the 2020 legislative session, the state Senate passed a bill allowing Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Missouri’s nursing homes which was signed by Govenor Parsons. The bill will go into effect in late August of 2020.
This timely session allows state nursing home administrators and other management positions whose daily tasks will be affected by Authorized Electronic Monitoring to learn about the history of the bill in Missouri legislature, gain understanding about the benefits to both resident and facility, and ask clarifying questions about implementation and legal aspects of the bill from those intimately involved in its creation.
State Representative Jim Murphy, a Republican, represents parts of St. Louis County (District 94) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
In addition to his legislative duties, Murphy is the owner and operator of Shoppers Rule, Inc. Before starting his own company, he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tacony Corporation in Fenton.
Murphy graduated from Newport News High School before attending North Carolina State University.
Born in New York, Murphy now resides in St. Louis with his wife, Maryellen. They have three children and 12 grandchildren. Murphy and his wife attend Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Church.
Nicole Lynch, MSW, serves as the VOYCE Grants and Public Policy Coordinator. Nicole holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri- Columbia, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Missouri State University.
While enrolled in evening graduate classes, Nicole served as the Residential Support Coordinator for a Residential Care Facility (RCF) for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. In this position, she was responsible for coordinating client medical and psychiatric care, organizing day-to-day operations of the facility, and supervising the facility’s staff members. Prior to this, Nicole spent four years working as a caregiver at this RCF. Nicole has great compassion for direct client care and uses her experiences within the RCF to drive her work with VOYCE.
Nicole found her passion for advocacy and grassroots organizing through internship experiences. During Nicole’s final semester of graduate school, she worked as a full-time Legislative Intern for Empower Missouri, where she advocated for access to quality healthcare, adequate nutrition, and criminal justice reform. This internship taught Nicole the skills and techniques for being an effective advocate within Missouri’s political landscape. Nicole is a passionate advocate for vulnerable populations living across the state of Missouri.
This session is available to those who purchased full conference registration and can now be purchased individually.
The session will be available for purchase after the event. You can find a link here after August 19.
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