§ 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 § §  31.21—31.23, 35.111—35.116, 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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