The U.S. Supreme Court de­cided Fri­day to weigh in on the va­lid­ity of nurs­ing home ar­bi­tra­tion agree­ments.

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In the case at hand, a sub­sidiary of Kin­dred Health­care is fight­ing the daugh­ters of two former res­i­dents. Al­though the daugh­ters signed ad­mis­sion pa­per­work for their par­ents, Ken­tucky’s Supreme Court said the ar­bi­tra­tion agree­ments in those con­tracts vi­o­lated the res­i­dents’ “God-given” right to lit­i­gate any dis­pute. The daugh­ters sued Kin­dred Nurs­ing Cen­ters for neg­li­gence and wrong­ful death af­ter their par­ents died at the fa­cil­ity. Kin­dred says they had power of at­tor­ney for their par­ents when they signed the dis­puted con­tracts. The CMS is­sued a rule in Septem­ber that bars nurs­ing homes from en­ter­ing bind­ing ar­bi­tra­tion agree­ments be­fore a dis­pute arises.

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