(a) An arbitrator must be an employee of the division, except that the division may contract with qualified arbitrators on a determination of special need.
(b) An arbitrator must:
(1) be a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators;
(2) be on an approved list of the American Arbitration Association or Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; or
(3) meet qualifications established by the commissioner by rule.
(c) The division shall require that each arbitrator have appropriate training in the workers' compensation laws of this state. The commissioner shall establish procedures to carry out this subsection.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.165, eff. September 1, 2005.