(a) An inmate who files a claim that is subject to review by the grievance committee
established by the department shall file with the court an affidavit stating the date
that the grievance was filed and the date the final decision was received by the inmate
with a copy of the final decision from the grievance committee.
(b) The court shall dismiss the claim if the inmate fails to file the claim before
the thirty-first day after the date the inmate receives the final decision from the
(c) If a claim is filed before the grievance procedure is complete, the court shall
stay the proceeding with respect to the claim for a period not to exceed ninety (90)
days to permit completion of the grievance procedure.
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