<html> <head> <title>Rule 12:20:03:02 Mediator training.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 12:20:03:02"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 12:20:03:02 Mediator training."> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 14 (filtered)"> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;} @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 2 6 3 5 4 5 2 3 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; punctuation-wrap:simple; text-autospace:none; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times","serif";} /* Page Definitions */ @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:49.7pt 63.35pt 49.7pt 1.0in;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US> <div class=WordSection1> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><a name="_GoBack"></a><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>12:20:03:02.&nbsp;&nbsp;Mediator training.</b> The director, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, may provide initial training in mediation techniques to the mediators. This training shall include at least 32 hours of initial training on the mediation process, mediation skills, water drainage issues, and shall include instruction that a mediator may not advise or assist a party in reserving or establishing legal rights. If a mediator has previous training exceeding these 32 hours, the mediator may provide proof of other qualifications, Subsequent and supplemental training of mediators may be conducted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Successful completion of the initial training session constitutes the minimum qualification to serve as a mediator.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> 42 SDR 31, effective September 8, 2015.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=46A-11A-1">46A-11A-1.</A></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=46A-11A-1">46A-11A-1.</A></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&nbsp;</span></p> </div> </body> </html>