Wash. Admin. Code § 388-891A-0225 - What is mediation?

(1) Mediation is a process in which a trained mediator conducts a meeting with you and DVR representative, usually your DVR counselor, to help you settle a disagreement.
(a) The mediator does not work for DVR.
(b) The mediator does not make decisions about your case.
(c) Mediation is voluntary for all parties.
(2) During mediation:
(a) Each party presents information or evidence;
(b) The mediator reviews and explains the laws that apply; and
(c) The mediator helps you and the DVR representative reach an agreement, if possible.
(3) You may ask someone to represent you during the mediation, including a CAP representative, however, you must be present.
(4) Agreements you and DVR reach through mediation are not legally binding.

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Wash. Admin. Code § 388-891A-0225
Adopted by WSR 18-12-035, Filed 5/29/2018, effective 6/30/2018

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