DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Uniform mediation act. Permits the use of voluntary or required mediation to assist parties in resolving a dispute, with the exception of a dispute: (1) related to a collective bargaining agreement; (2) conducted by a judge who will make a ruling in the case; (3) conducted under the auspices of a primary or secondary school if all the parties are students; or (4) conducted under the auspices of a juvenile correctional facility if all the parties are residents of the institution. Provides that communications made in mediation are generally privileged, subject to waiver and other exceptions. Prohibits a mediator from making certain substantive disclosures to a court or other agency that may make a ruling on the case but permits a mediator to disclose procedural matters. Prohibits the use of a mediator with a potential conflict of interest unless the conflict is disclosed to the parties and waived.