In the absence of fraud or bad faith, the board of nursing, a current or former board member, an agent of the board, a representative of the board, an employee of the board, or an entity that provides services related to remediation under the board's practice intervention and improvement program shall not be held liable in damages to any person as the result of any act, omission, proceeding, conduct, or decision related to official duties undertaken or performed pursuant to this chapter. If a member, agent, representative, employee, or entity asks to be defended by the state against any claim or action arising out of any act, omission, proceeding, conduct, or decision related to the requestor's official duties, and the request is made in writing at a reasonable time before trial and the requestor cooperates in good faith in the defense of the claim or action, the state shall provide and pay for the requestor's defense and shall pay any resulting judgment, compromise, or settlement. At no time shall the state pay any part of a claim or judgment that is for punitive or exemplary damages.
Cite as R.C. § 4723.021
History. Effective Date: 04-10-2001