2017 ORS 36.226¹
Public bodies other than state agencies
  • confidentiality of mediation communications

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, mediation communications in mediations in which a public body other than a state agency is a party are confidential and may not be disclosed or admitted as evidence in subsequent adjudicatory proceedings, as described in ORS 36.222 (Admissibility and disclosure of mediation communications and agreements in subsequent adjudicatory proceedings) (7).

(2) A public body other than a state agency may adopt a policy that provides that all or part of mediation communications in mediations in which the public body is a party will not be confidential. If a public body adopts a policy under this subsection, notice of the policy must be provided to all other parties in mediations that are subject to the policy. [1997 c.670 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 36—Mediation and Arbitration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors036.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 36, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano036.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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