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3.29.2005

DSHS Recognizes the Validity of Arbitration Agreements with Long Term Care and Senior Housing Residents

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The Department of Social and Health Services (“DSHS”) has finally recognized the validity of arbitration agreements in the context of long term care facility disputes. By letter to Washington State Representative Brendan Williams, Joyce Pashley Stockwell, Acting Director of Residential Care Services for DSHS, stated that long term care residents have “the same right as every citizen to establish contracts or arbitration agreements.”