2015 ORS § 36.254¹
Contracts for mediation services

(1) The agricultural mediation service coordinator serving under ORS 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture) shall contract with one or more providers of agricultural mediation services to provide impartial mediators who are knowledgeable in agriculture and financial matters.

(2) The coordinator may contract with, or use the services of, a private mediation organization, a community-based program, a state agency or a combination of organizations and agencies.

(3) A contract entered into under this section may be terminated by the coordinator only upon 30 days written notice and for good cause.

(4) An agricultural mediation service provider other than a state agency is an independent contractor and is not a state agency for any purpose. [1989 c.967 §4; 2015 c.202 §3]

Note: See note under 36.252 (Agricultural mediation services coordinated by State Department of Agriculture).