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Title V JUDICIAL BRANCH
Chapter 44 MEDIATION ALTERNATIVES TO JUDICIAL ACTION
SECTION 106Standards and procedures for mediators and arbitrators; fees.
44.106 Standards and procedures for mediators and arbitrators; fees.—
(1) The Supreme Court shall establish minimum standards and procedures for qualifications, certification, professional conduct, discipline, and training for mediators and arbitrators who are appointed pursuant to this chapter. The Supreme Court is authorized to set fees to be charged to applicants for certification and renewal of certification. The revenues generated from these fees shall be used to offset the costs of administration of the certification process. The Supreme Court may appoint or employ such personnel as are necessary to assist the court in exercising its powers and performing its duties under this chapter.
(2) An applicant for certification as a mediator shall undergo a security background investigation, which includes, but is not limited to, submitting a full set of fingerprints to the Department of Law Enforcement or to a vendor, entity, or agency authorized by s. 943.053. The vendor, entity, or agency shall forward the fingerprints to the department for state processing, and the department shall forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for national processing. Any vendor fee and state and federal processing fees shall be borne by the applicant. For records provided to a person or entity other than those excepted therein, the cost for state fingerprint processing is the fee authorized in s. 943.053(3)(e).
History.—s. 6, ch. 87-173; s. 6, ch. 90-188; s. 2, ch. 2019-98.
Note.—Former s. 44.306.