5808.07 Delegation of powers and duties.

(A) A trustee may delegate duties and powers that a prudent trustee having comparable skills could properly delegate under the circumstances. In accordance with this division, a trustee shall exercise reasonable care, skill, and caution in doing all of the following:

(1) Selecting an agent, cotrustee, or other fiduciary to whom the delegation is made;

(2) Establishing the scope and terms of the delegation consistent with the purposes and terms of the trust;

(3) Periodically reviewing the agent's, cotrustee's, or other fiduciary's actions in order to monitor the agent's, cotrustee's, or other fiduciary's performance and compliance with the terms of the delegation.

(B) In performing a delegated function, an agent, cotrustee, or other fiduciary owes a duty to the trust to exercise reasonable care to comply with the terms of the delegation.

(C) A trustee who complies with division (A) of this section is not liable to the beneficiaries of the trust or to the trust for the decisions or actions of the agent, cotrustee, or other fiduciary to whom the function was delegated.

(D) By accepting the delegation of powers or duties from the trustee of a trust that is subject to the laws of this state, an agent, cotrustee, or other fiduciary submits to the jurisdiction of this state.

Effective Date: 01-01-2007