29. In its award, the council of arbitration may uphold, reduce or cancel the amount of the account in dispute, determine the reimbursement or payment to which a party is entitled, and rule on the amount that the client or the person referred to in section 1 acknowledged owing.
Where the account in dispute is upheld in whole or in part, or where a reimbursement is granted, the council of arbitration may add thereto the interest and indemnity determined in accordance with the terms and conditions of articles 1618 and 1619 of the Civil Code, from the date of the application for conciliation.
The council may also decide the arbitration expenses, which are the expenses incurred by the Order for the arbitration. The total expenses may not exceed 15% of the amount of the account. However, in any case where the expenses are awarded, those expenses shall equal a minimum of $50.
Where an agreement is reached between the parties before the council of arbitration renders its decision, the council shall still award the arbitration expenses in accordance with this section.
O.C. 145-2000, s. 29; O.C. 246-2000, s. 1.