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Federal agency prohibits nursing home arbitration agreements, P.2

In our previous post, we began looking at a new rule passed by the federal Department of Health and Human Services which prohibits nursing homes from requiring residents to sign arbitration agreements. The rule is aimed at addressing the fact that such agreements are often enforceable in court, even though residents may sign them at a time when they are desperate for long-term, full time care.

Federal agency prohibits nursing home arbitration agreements, P.1

Nursing home care is something most Americans have to deal with at some point, whether for a relative or loved one, or for themselves. For many, there can be apprehensiveness about entrusting oneself or a loved one to nursing home care, not only because it is a new environment, but because we know that things can go wrong in nursing home care, that the quality of care isn’t always high.

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