A special joint meeting of the U.S. Senate Judiciary and U.S. Aging Committee met this morning to discuss the issue of mandatory arbitration. The specific issue at hand was S. 2838, the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act.
A review of the nation’s nursing home inspection reports by the Congressional Government Accountability Office (GAO) lists Alabama among nine states with the worst records of nursing home inspection accuracy, saying inspectors missed serious problems in more than 25 percent of all inspections from 2002-2007. The report said most states still fared dismally, missing at least one serious deficiency in 15 percent of all inspections.