§ 131.59. Mediation.
(a) Mediation may be utilized by the parties under this chapter and will not be limited in purpose to achieving a compromise settlement (compromise and release agreement), but may have as a goal the narrowing of issues by means of stipulation for decision by the judge or other amicable resolution.
(b) Subsection (a) supersedes 1 Pa. Code § § 31.2131.23, 35.11135.116, 35.186 and 35.188.
The provisions of this § 131.59 issued under sections 401.1 and 435(a) and (c) of the Workers Compensation Act (77 P. S. § § 710 and 991(a) and (c)); section 2205 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 565); and section 414 of The Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act (77 P. S. § 1514).
The provisions of this § 131.59 adopted October 16, 2009, effective October 17, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 6038.
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