2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 85A. Administrative Workers' Compensation System
§85A-312. Disclosures.

85A OK Stat § 85A-312 (2014) What's This?

A. Before accepting appointment, an individual who is requested to serve as an arbitrator, after making a reasonable inquiry, shall disclose to the parties to the arbitration agreement, the parties to the arbitration proceeding, and any other arbitrators any known facts that a reasonable person would consider likely to affect the impartiality of the arbitrator in the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to:

1. A financial or personal interest in the outcome of the arbitration proceeding; and

2. An existing or past relationship with any of the parties to the agreement to arbitrate or the arbitration proceeding, their counsel or representatives, a witness, or another arbitrator.

B. An arbitrator has a continuing obligation to disclose to the parties to the arbitration agreement, the arbitration proceeding, and to any other arbitrators any facts that the arbitrator learns after accepting appointment which a reasonable person would consider likely to affect the impartiality of the arbitrator.

C. If an arbitrator discloses a conflict under subsection A or B of this section, any party to the arbitration agreement or the arbitration proceeding may have the arbitrator removed by filing a notice of conflict with the Commission. If a notice of conflict is not filed within ten (10) days of disclosure of the conflict, the parties waive their rights to have any order or award entered vacated under Section 144 of this act.

Added by Laws 2013, c. 208, § 133, eff. Feb. 1, 2014.

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