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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLV
TORTS
Chapter 766
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND RELATED MATTERS
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F.S. 766.21
766.21 Misarbitration.
(1) At any time during the course of voluntary binding arbitration of a medical negligence claim pursuant to s. 766.207, the administrative law judge serving as chief arbitrator on the arbitration panel, if he or she determines that agreement cannot be reached, shall be authorized to dissolve the arbitration panel and request the director of the Division of Administrative Hearings to appoint two new arbitrators from lists of three to five names timely provided by each party to the arbitration. Not more than one arbitrator shall be appointed from the list provided by any party, unless only one list is timely filed.
(2) Upon appointment of the new arbitrators, arbitration shall proceed at the direction of the chief arbitrator in accordance with the provisions of ss. 766.201-766.212.
(3) At any time after the allocation arbitration hearing under s. 766.208 has concluded, the administrative law judge serving as chief arbitrator on the arbitration panel is authorized to dissolve the arbitration panel and declare the proceedings concluded if he or she determines that agreement cannot be reached.
History.s. 57, ch. 88-1; s. 33, ch. 88-277; s. 306, ch. 96-410; s. 1802, ch. 97-102.