Section 34-23-185

Appeals.

(a) Each entity conducting an audit shall establish a written appeals process under which a pharmacy may appeal an unfavorable preliminary audit report to the entity.

(b) If, following the appeal, the entity finds that an unfavorable audit report or any portion thereof is unsubstantiated, the entity shall dismiss the audit report or that portion without the necessity of any further action.

(c) If, following the appeal, any of the issues raised in the appeal are not resolved to the satisfaction of either party, that party may ask for mediation of those unresolved issues unless other remedies are granted under the terms of the contract. A certified mediator shall be chosen by agreement of the parties from the mediators list maintained by the Alabama Supreme Court. The cost of mediation shall be borne by agreement of the parties or by the decision of the mediator.

(Act 2012-306, p. 668, §6.)