2015 Iowa Code
Section 679C.102 - Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  “Mediation” means a process in which a mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to assist them in reaching a voluntary agreement regarding their dispute.

2.  “Mediation communication” means a statement, whether oral or in a record, verbal or nonverbal, that occurs during a mediation or is made for purposes of considering, conducting, participating in, initiating, continuing, or reconvening a mediation or retaining a mediator.

3.  “Mediation party” means an individual who participates in a mediation and whose agreement is necessary to resolve the dispute.

4.  “Mediator” means an individual who conducts a mediation.

5.  “Nonparty participant” means a person, other than a mediation party or mediator, that participates in a mediation.

6.  “Person” means an individual; corporation; business trust; estate; trust; partnership; limited liability company; association; joint venture; government; governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality; public corporation; or any other legal or commercial entity.

7.  “Proceeding” means any of the following:

a.  A judicial, administrative, arbitral, or other adjudicative process, including related prehearing and posthearing motions, conferences, and discovery.

b.  A legislative hearing or similar process.

8.  “Record” means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.

9.  “Sign” means any of the following:

a.  To execute or adopt a tangible symbol with the present intent to authenticate a record.

b.  To attach or logically associate an electronic symbol, sound, or process to or with a record with the present intent to authenticate a record.

2005 Acts, ch 68, §7

Referred to in 22.7

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