Senate Judiciary inks nursing home bill

September 2008
Medical Device Daily;9/16/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 198, p3
The article reports that a bill focusing on the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act has been passed by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill will negate any contractual requirement that a nursing home resident go through arbitration before suing a nursing home operator in court. Senator Herb Kohl says the objective is to protect residents and families from being forced to make a critical decision about their legal rights during the process of admission into a nursing facility.


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