The department shall establish a program for certifying each third-party dispute resolution process used for the arbitration of disputes pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 1793.22 of the Civil Code. In establishing the program, the department shall do all of the following:

(a) Prescribe and provide forms to be used to apply for certification under this chapter.

Terms Used In California Business and Professions Code 472.1

  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs, unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 17319

(b) Establish a set of minimum standards which shall be used to determine whether a third-party dispute resolution process is in substantial compliance with subdivision (d) of Section 1793.22 of the Civil Code and this chapter.

(c) Prescribe the information which each manufacturer, or other entity, that operates a third-party dispute resolution process shall provide the department in the application for certification. In prescribing the information to accompany the application for certification, the department shall require the manufacturer, or other entity, to provide only that information which the department finds is reasonably necessary to enable the department to determine whether the third-party dispute resolution process is in substantial compliance with subdivision (d) of Section 1793.22 of the Civil Code and this chapter.

(d) Prescribe the information that each qualified third-party dispute resolution process shall provide the department, and the time intervals at which the information shall be required, to enable the department to determine whether the qualified third-party dispute resolution process continues to operate in substantial compliance with subdivision (d) of Section 1793.22 of the Civil Code and this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1232, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1993.)