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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 7STATE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
CHAPTER 167DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN CONSUMER HEALTH BENEFIT DISPUTES
SUBCHAPTER ESPECIAL JUDGES
RULE §167.203Order of Referral to Special Judge

(a) Upon receiving the report of an unsuccessful mediation, the Chief Judge shall enter an order of referral of the matter to a special judge.

(b) The order of referral shall:

  (1) name the special judge on whom the parties agreed, or if the parties did not agree on a judge, appoint a special judge;

  (2) state the issues to be referred;

  (3) set out the time and place on which the parties agree for the trial;

  (4) require each party to pay the party's proportionate share of the special judge's fee; and

  (5) certify that the parties have waived the right to trial by jury. If either party fails or declines to provide a written waiver within seven days after the Chief Judge or the Chief Judge's designee requests them to do so, the referral shall not be made.


Source Note: The provisions of this §167.203 adopted to be effective September 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 8721

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