109.981 Civil action against workers' compensation oversight commission member.

If a member of the bureau of workers' compensation board of directors breaches the member's fiduciary duty to the bureau of workers' compensation, the attorney general may maintain a civil action against the board member for harm resulting from that breach. Notwithstanding section 4121.128 of the Revised Code, after being informed of an allegation that the entire board has breached its fiduciary duty, the board may retain independent legal counsel, including legal counsel provided by the board's fiduciary insurance carrier, to advise the board and to represent the board. The attorney general may recover damages or be granted injunctive relief, which shall include the enjoinment of specified activities and the removal of the member from the board. Any damages awarded shall be paid to the bureau. The authority to maintain a civil action created by this section is in addition to any authority the attorney general possesses under any other provision of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 09-29-2005; 2007 HB100 09-10-2007.