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5-501. Citation of act; application. (a) K.S.A. 5-501 through 5-516, and amendments thereto, shall be known and may be cited as the dispute resolution act.

(b) The dispute resolution act shall apply to registered and approved programs and individuals, and personnel thereof, to parties to dispute resolution being conducted by registered programs and individuals, and to disputes referred by a court, by state government or as otherwise provided by statute to dispute resolution other than litigation. The dispute resolution act shall not apply to any judge acting in an official capacity.

History: L. 1994, ch. 217, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 140, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 173, § 1; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"2001 Legislative Wrap-Up," Paul T. Davis, 70 J.K.B.A. No. 7, 14 (2001).

"The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Civil Litigation in Kansas," Art Thompson, XII Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y, No. II, 351 (2003).

"New Rules and Amendments for State Courts and Federal Bankruptcy Court," 73 J.K.B.A. No. 10, 43 (2004).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Information transmitted between parties and a mediator during a mediation involving a dispute is confidential provided the mediation is conducted pursuant to the dispute resolution act. 2010-9.


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