2017 ORS 36.456¹
Construction of ORS 36.450 to 36.558

(1) Except as specified in ORS 36.508 (Choice of laws), where a provision of ORS 36.450 (Definitions for ORS 36.450 to 36.558) to 36.558 (Short title) leaves the parties free to determine a certain issue, such freedom includes the right of the parties to authorize a third party, including an institution, to make that determination.

(2) Where a provision of ORS 36.450 (Definitions for ORS 36.450 to 36.558) to 36.558 (Short title) refers to the fact that the parties have agreed or that they may agree or in any other way refers to an agreement of the parties, such agreement includes any arbitration or conciliation rules referred to in that agreement.

(3) Except as provided in ORS 36.502 (Effect of failure to make required statement or to appear at oral hearing) (1) and 36.516 (Termination of arbitral proceedings) (2)(a), where a provision of ORS 36.450 (Definitions for ORS 36.450 to 36.558) to 36.558 (Short title) refers to a claim, it also applies to a counterclaim, and where it refers to a defense, it also applies to a defense of a counterclaim. [1991 c.405 §5]

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.