2017 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).

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 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.