New Rule Preserves Patients’ Rights To Sue Nursing Homes In Court

NPR, 29 September 2016
Author: Rebecca Hersher
“The federal government has announced a new rule that guarantees the rights of patients and families to sue long-term care facilities. The rule, released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, bans so-called pre-dispute binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts, which require patients and families to settle any dispute over care in arbitration, rather than through the court system.”
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