South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 67 - SOUTH CAROLINA WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION
Article 18 - Mediation
67-1801 - Mediation.
A. This mediation regulation is established to resolve disputes without the necessity of a hearing. The purpose is to afford a meaningful opportunity to the parties to achieve an efficient and a just resolution of their disputes in a timely and a cost-effective manner.
B. A Commissioner has the discretion to order mediation in any pending claim before the Commissioner and to select a duly qualified mediator.
(1) A Commissioner must retain jurisdiction of the claim solely for those issues being mediated.
(2) A Commissioner does not retain jurisdiction of the claim for the life of the claim, unless the Commissioner so chooses, only until those pending issues are resolved.
(3) A Commissioner's authority to order mediation in any pending claim is not limited by claims listed in Section 67-1802.
HISTORY: Added by State Register Volume 37, Issue No. 6, eff June 28, 2013.