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§1‑567.81.  Confidentiality.

(a)        Evidence ofanything said or of an admission made in the course of a conciliation is notadmissible, and disclosure of that evidence shall not be compelled in anyarbitration or civil action in which, under law, testimony may be compelled tobe given. This subsection does not limit the admissibility of evidence when allparties participating in conciliation consent to its disclosure.

(b)        If evidence isoffered in violation of this section, the arbitral tribunal or the court shallmake any order it considers appropriate to deal with the matter, including anorder restricting the introduction of evidence or dismissing the case.

(c)        Unless the documentotherwise provides, a document prepared for the purpose of, in the course of,or pursuant to the conciliation, or a copy of such document, is not admissiblein evidence, and disclosure of the document shall not be compelled in anyarbitration or civil action in which, under law, testimony may be compelled. (1997‑368,s. 7.)