5923.37 No liability for negligence while on state active duty.

(A) No member of the organized militia ordered to state active duty shall be liable in negligence for any act performed within the scope of his military duties. Any action alleging that such a militia member's conduct was outside the scope of his employment, was malicious, was in bad faith, or was wanton or reckless shall first be filed against the state in the court of claims under section 2743.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any member of the organized militia rendering medical, nursing, or dental care, or assisting in rendering such care, after being ordered to state active duty shall be deemed an officer or employee of the state under section 109.36 of the Revised Code.

(C) Any member of the organized militia ordered to state active duty under section 5923.22 of the Revised Code or ordered to duty under section 5919.29 of the Revised Code who is qualified to perform on federal active duty under Title 10, United States Code, in a particular profession, discipline, or skill as a health care provider shall be exempt from the statutes, regulations, and licensing requirements otherwise in force under the laws of this state, with respect to his profession, specialty, or skill at such times as he is serving in any military status, duly authorized under the laws of this state or of the United States, or both, and is performing his profession, specialty, or skill under regulations prescribed by the executive authority of the United States or of this state, and is functioning within the scope of his employment.

Cite as R.C. § 5923.37

History. Effective Date: 09-29-1994