179-2-01 Definitions.

(A) "Commission" means the Ohio commission on dispute resolution and conflict management, established pursuant to section 179.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Dispute resolution and conflict management" means any process that assists persons with a dispute or a conflict to resolve their differences without further litigation, prosecution, civil unrest, economic disruption, or violence.

(C) "Dispute resolution and conflict management program" means any of the following:

(1) A program that provides or encourages dispute resolution and conflict management, including but not limited to, a program that provides or encourages mediation or conciliation, a mini-trial program, a summary jury trial, or nonbinding arbitration. The program may serve the legal community, business community, public sector, private sector, or private individuals, or any combination of them, and its scope may include disputes and conflicts in the domestic context, international context, or both.

(2) A program that provides education or training, in the primary and secondary schools and colleges and universities of this state, as well as in other appropriate educational forums, about the elimination, prevention, resolution, and management of disputes and conflicts in the domestic and international context.

(3) A program that provides or encourages dispute resolution and conflict management, as described in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule, and provides education or training, as described in paragraph (C)(2) of this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/25/2008 and 12/30/2012

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 179.02 , 179.03 ORC

Rule Amplifies: 179.02 , 179.03 ORC

Prior Effective Dates: 5/16/90, 9 /20/90, 4/8/91