The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved by voice vote a bill (S 2838) that would ban the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts, CQ Today reports. The clauses require that people seeking to enter a nursing home and their family agree to waive their right to take disputes regarding care at the facility to court and must settle them through arbitration. The House Judiciary Committee in July approved a companion bill (HR 6126).
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