39-71-2408. Mandatory, nonbinding mediation. (1) Except as otherwise provided, in a dispute arising under this chapter, the insurer and claimant shall mediate any issue concerning benefits and the mediator shall issue a report following the mediation process recommending a solution to the dispute before either party may file a petition in the workers' compensation court.
(2) The resolution recommended by the mediator is without administrative or judicial authority and is not binding on the parties.
History: En. Sec. 54, Ch. 464, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 31, Ch. 416, L. 2005.