04 NCAC 10B .0205          MEDIATION (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014)

(a)  The parties to tort claims, by agreement or Order of the Commission, shall participate in mediation. Any party participating in mediation is bound by the Rules for Mediated Settlement and Neutral Evaluation Conferences of the Commission found in 04 NCAC 10G, except to the extent the same conflict with the Tort Claims Act or the rules in this Subchapter, in which case the Tort Claims Act and the rules in this Subchapter apply.

(b)  An employee or agent of the named governmental entity or agency shall be available via telecommunication. Mediation shall not be delayed due to the absence or unavailability of the employee or agent of the named governmental entity or agency.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-295; 143-296; 143-300;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2014; January 1, 2011; May 1, 2000.