Stand Up for Senior Rights

Sign the Petition to Stop Nursing Homes from Using Forced Arbitration to Deny Residents' Rights

Fine print buried in nursing home admissions contracts is depriving nursing home residents and their families of their constitutional rights.

Many nursing home corporations push residents and their families into signing take-it-or-leave-it terms that deny their right to sue — even in instances when residents suffer severe neglect, serious injuries or even death.

Nursing homes should be places where elderly individuals can live in dignity and thrive with the support of caring professionals.

Sign the petition: Forced arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts must be prohibited in order to restore the rights of residents and their families.

Petition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

We, the undersigned, call on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prohibit nursing homes corporations, as a condition of receiving federal funding, from using pre-dispute mandatory (or forced) arbitration clauses in contracts with residents of long term care facilities, their families or other healthcare decision makers. Forced arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts cannot be fixed or improved. CMS must safeguard this vulnerable population from having to sacrifice integral consumer protections and constitutional rights in order to receive necessary nursing home care and services.

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Number Date Name Comment (optional)
21386 1 month ago erin yarrobino
21385 2 months ago Ruth Marsh
21384 3 months ago Dennis DeMarinis
21383 3 months ago Dennis DeMarinis
21382 5 months ago Nicole Love No one should be forced to waive their INALIENABLE right to trial by jury - ever.
21381 7 months ago Pamela Berger No one should have to give up their right to redress in court in advance in order to get into a nursing home or anything else. Nursing home neglect and mistakes can and do kill people,
21380 7 months ago Josh Swink
21379 7 months ago Michael Pigott
21378 8 months ago Jean Claude DESBOIS
21377 8 months ago Jean Claude DESBOIS May i get the Email address of Suzanne Pregun please ?Thank you
21376 8 months ago Stacey Cannon
21375 8 months ago Stacey Cannon
21374 8 months ago Jean Claude DESBOIS can I get Email of Suzanne Pregun please?
21373 8 months ago Beth MacDonald
21372 9 months ago Josh Swink
21371 9 months ago cindy jefferys
21370 9 months ago Dorothy Owen
21369 9 months ago Anonymous
21368 9 months ago jerry wilson No words for this cruelty. Corporations are not people and are not held accountable by the Citizens United law. For their actions against humanity, families must organize with their legislators for ...
21367 9 months ago Marie Leven Patients rights should come first!
21366 10 months ago Kris Aaron
21365 10 months ago Manny Trillo
21364 10 months ago Brenda Philipsen
21363 10 months ago M J Greene
21362 10 months ago Dr. Alexander Henrich
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