(1) The settlement process must be substantially uniform for licensees governed by
disciplining authorities under this chapter. The disciplinary [disciplining] authorities may also use alternative dispute resolution
to resolve complaints during adjudicative proceedings.
(2) Disclosure of the identity of reviewing disciplining authority members who participate
in the settlement process is available to the respondent or his or her representative
(3) The settlement conference will occur only if a settlement is not achieved through
written documents. The respondent will have the opportunity to conference either by phone or in person
with the reviewing disciplining authority member if the respondent chooses. The respondent may also have his or her attorney conference either by phone or in
person with the reviewing disciplining authority member without the respondent being
(4) If the respondent wants to meet in person with the reviewing disciplining authority
member, he or she will travel to the reviewing disciplining authority member and have
such a conference with a department representative in attendance either by phone or
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