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  67.1651.  Indemnification of commissioners, officers or employees of a program, limitations. — 1.  No commissioner, officer or employee, whether on salary, wages or voluntary basis shall be personally liable and no cause of action may be brought for damages resulting from the exercise of judgment or discretion in connection with the performance of program duties or responsibilities unless the act or omission involved willful or wanton conduct.

  2.  A program shall indemnify each commissioner, officer and employee, whether on salary, wages or voluntary basis against any and all losses, damages, judgments, interest, settlements, fines, court costs and other reasonable costs and expenses of legal proceedings including attorney fees, and any other liabilities incurred by, imposed upon, or suffered by such individual in connection with or resulting from any claim, action, suit or proceeding, actual or threatened, arising out of or in connection with the performance of program duties.  Any settlement of any claim shall be made with prior approval of the governing commission in order for indemnification pursuant to this section to be available.

  3.  The immunity and indemnification provided by a program pursuant to this section shall not cover any acts or omissions which involve willful or wanton conduct, breach of good faith, intentional misconduct, knowing violation of the law, or for any transaction from which such individual derives an improper personal benefit.

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(L. 1999 S.B. 20)


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