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PDFWAC 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.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020(8) and 34 C.F.R., Parts 361, 363, 397. WSR 18-12-035, ยง 388-891A-0225, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/30/18.]
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