AHLA's Dispute Resolution Service Offers New Multi-Strike Ranking Options
- October 03, 2019
AHLA’s Dispute Resolution Service Council unanimously approved a rule change that offers parties who are selecting an arbitrator or panel new options, including up to 15 candidates (the cap used to be 10) and more strikes (up to 5 rather than just 1):
- 5 candidates: each party may strike up to one candidate
- 10 candidates: each party may strike up to two candidates
- 12 candidates: each party may strike up to three candidates
- 15 candidates: each party may strike up to five candidates
These options are particularly well suited for health care companies facing potentially high stakes claims who want the greater sense of control that comes with having multiple strikes.
“Each party has a lot on the line when choosing an arbitrator,” remarks Geoff Drucker, Senior Director of AHLA’s Dispute Resolution Service. “We want to make sure that when parties designate AHLA as their arbitration provider, they have confidence in our policies and procedures, and feel comfortable turning to a trusted administrator.”
The ranking options and associated new fees went into effect on September 15, 2019.