(A) The department of administrative services through the office of risk management shall establish an insurance plan or plans that may provide for self-insurance or the purchase of insurance, or both, for either of the following purposes:
(1) Insuring state real and personal property against losses occasioned by fire, windstorm, or other accidents and perils;
(2) Insuring the state and its officers and employees against liability resulting from any civil action, demand, or claim against the state or its officers and employees arising out of any act or omission of an officer or employee in the performance of official duties, except acts and omissions for which indemnification is prohibited under section 9.87 of the Revised Code.
(B) The department of administrative services through the office of risk management shall establish one or more insurance plans that provide for the purchase of insurance for the purpose of insuring the state through the fidelity bonding of state officers, employees, and agents who are required by law to provide a fidelity bond. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the department of administrative services through the office of risk management to administer the state's fidelity bonding program through a program of self-insurance.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007