Skip to main content
Back To Top Top Back To Top
The Legislative Service Commission staff updates the Revised Code on an ongoing basis, as it completes its act review of enacted legislation. Updates may be slower during some times of the year, depending on the volume of enacted legislation.

Section 5809.01 | Trustee duty to comply with act.


(A)(1) As used in the Revised Code, the "Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act" means sections 5809.01 to 5809.08, 5808.03, 5808.05, and 5808.06, division (A) of section 5808.02, and division (B) of section 5808.07 of the Revised Code, and those sections may be cited as the "Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act."

(2) As used in the Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act, "trustee" means a trustee under any testamentary, inter vivos, or other trust.

(B) Except as provided in division (C) or (D) of this section, a trustee who invests and manages trust assets under the Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act owes a duty to the beneficiaries of the trust to comply with the Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act.

(C) The Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act may be expanded, restricted, eliminated, or otherwise altered, without express reference by the instrument creating a trust to the Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act or any section of the Revised Code that is part of that act.

(D) A trustee is not liable to a beneficiary of a trust to the extent the trustee acted in reasonable reliance on the provisions of the trust.

Available Versions of this Section