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AHLA arbitrators, mediators, and hearing officers combine health law and health care expertise with the skills and experience needed to resolve even the toughest cases fairly, quickly, and inexpensively.  You can apply to be an arbitrator, a mediator, a hearing officer, or all three.  There is no fee to join or remain on the roster.  To cover its costs, AHLA retains 18% of the amount invoiced and collected on behalf of neutrals for billable time.  Allowable expenses such as travel costs and conference call fees are fully reimbursed.

Minimum Requirements

Arbitrators: 14 hours of training through AHLA or another reputable organization.
Mediators: 20 hours of training through AHLA or another reputable organization.  Effective June 13, 2018, only neutrals who agree to mediate health law cases exclusively through AHLA will be eligible for the mediation roster.  This change will not effect the rosters of arbitrators or hearing officers.  If you are willing to agree to the new terms and conditions, please apply for the exclusive roster by contacting Carine Brice at  The Dispute Resolution Service Council will determine monthly whether new applicants meet the criteria for the exclusive roster.       
Hearing Officers: An attorney must have either: (a) served as counsel or as a hearing officer in at least two completed peer review hearings; or (b) completed the AHLA peer review hearing officer training course. 

Promote Your Neutral Services

Codes of Ethics 

Case Acceptance Documents​

Terms and Conditions​ (PDF) / Terms and Conditions (Word)

Disclosure Checklist (PDF) /  Disclosure Checklist (Word)​

Arbitrator Acceptance (PDF) / Arbitrator Acceptance (Word) 

Mediator Acceptance (PDF) /  Mediator Acceptance (Word)

Hearing Officer Acceptance (PDF) / Hearing Officer Acceptance (Word)


Arbitration Rules*

For claims filed between March 14, 2016, and April 29, 2017: Commercial / Employment / Consumer

Click here for earlier versions.

*Claims are resolved under the version of the rules in effect on the date they are filed.

Agreement to Mediate​

Become a Neutral or Edit a Neutral Profile​​​

Instructions for Completing a Neutral Profile

Access Your Portal on the Case Management System

View your neutral profile and active cases in one location.  

Frequently asked questions for neutrals

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