In the absence of fraud or bad faith, the state medical board, the board's physician assistant policy committee, a current or former board or committee member, an agent of the board or committee, a person formally requested by the board to be the board's representative or by the committee to be the committee's representative, or an employee of the board or committee 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 any such person requests to be defended by the state against any claim or action arising out of any act, omission, proceeding, conduct, or decision related to the person's official duties, and if the request is made in writing at a reasonable time before trial and the person requesting defense cooperates in good faith in the defense of the claim or action, the state shall provide and pay for the person'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. § 4730.34
History. Effective Date: 03-09-1999; 05-17-2006