27. The administrator, after hearing the parties and before rendering his decision, shall endeavour to reconcile their respective demands and bring them to an agreement.
For this purpose and in order to hasten the disposal of the matters submitted to him, he may also upon examination of the record and of a report of the inquiry containing the requisite information, and without waiting for the case to come on his roll for hearing send to the parties a proposal of settlement, by registered or certified letter to the last address given him by each of them respectively.
If, within ten days of the mailing of such proposal, neither of the parties serves notice on the administrator of his refusal to accept it, they shall be deemed to have accepted it or to have otherwise agreed, and the administrator shall note such fact in the record; otherwise he shall proceed to hear the case in the ordinary manner.
1951-52, c. 17, s. 6; 1975, c. 83, s. 84.