307.441 Errors and omissions insurance for officers, employees and judges.

(A) The board of county commissioners of each county may procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring the county recorder and the clerk of the court of common pleas and their deputies against liability on account of errors or omissions unknowingly made by them and for which they may be held liable.

The policy or policies of insurance shall be in an amount of not less than fifty thousand dollars.

(B) The board of county commissioners of each county may procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring the sheriff and his deputies against liability arising from the performance of their official duties.

(C) The board of county commissioners of each county may procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring the prosecuting attorney and assistant prosecuting attorneys against liability arising from the performance of their official duties.

(D) The board of county commissioners of each county may procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring the coroner, county engineer, county auditor, each county commissioner, and the county treasurer and their assistants against liability arising from the performance of their official duties.

(E) The board of county commissioners of each county may procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring any county employee against liability arising from the performance of the county employee's official duties.

(F) If the board of county commissioners of any county procures a policy or policies of insurance insuring any county official against liability arising from the performance of the county official's official duties as provided by divisions (A) to (D) of this section, it shall not refuse to procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring any other county official as authorized in those divisions, if such policy or policies are reasonably available.

(G) The board of county commissioners of any county may procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring the county director of job and family services, county department of job and family services employees, or foster caregivers associated with the county department of job and family services, against liability arising from the performance of their official duties.

(H) The board of county commissioners of each county may procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring the county public defender and the members of the county public defender commission against liability arising from the performance of their official duties. A joint board of county commissioners formed pursuant to section 120.23 of the Revised Code may, in accordance with the agreement of the participating boards of county commissioners, procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring the joint county public defender and the members of the joint county public defender commission against liability arising from the performance of their official duties.

(I) The board of county commissioners of each county may procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring the judges of the court of common pleas and any county court in the county, and the employees of those courts, against liability arising from the performance of their official duties.

Cite as R.C. § 307.441

History. Effective Date: 10-05-2000