Section 5122.341 | Immunity from liability.
(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Facility or provider" means, in the context of a person committed to the department of mental health and addiction services under sections 2945.37 to 2945.402 of the Revised Code, any entity in which the department of mental health and addiction services places such a person.
(B) No member of a board of directors, or employee, of a facility or provider in which the department of mental health and addiction services places a person committed to the department is liable for injury or damages caused by any action or inaction taken within the scope of the board member's official duties or employee's employment relating to the commitment of, and services provided to, the person committed to the department, unless the action or inaction constitutes willful or wanton misconduct. A board member's or employee's action or inaction does not constitute willful or wanton misconduct if the board member or employee acted in good faith and reasonably under the circumstances and with the knowledge reasonably attributable to the board member or employee.
The immunity from liability conferred by this section is in addition to and not in limitation of any immunity conferred by any other section of the Revised Code or by judicial precedent.
Available Versions of this Section
- September 29, 2013 – House Bill 59, 130th General Assembly [ View September 29, 2013 Version ]