On April 9, 2008, Senator Mel Martinez, proposed legislation that provides that a pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreement between a long-term care facility and a resident shall not be enforceable or valid. Such legislation is critical to protecting the legal rights of residents and their families. This is perhaps one of the most important bills in recent history pending before Congress. We encourage all invovled to please write their senators and representative to support this bill. For the full text of the bill and more information, click HERE.