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Law Number

A.S.C.A. 13.0237

Summary Title

Liability: Complying with Department of Health Orders


An individual affiliated with the Department of Health, who attempts to comply with the orders of the Department of Health, will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

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The director, the department, and department personnel, except in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct, shall not be liable for the death of or any injury to individuals, or damage to property, as a result of complying with or attempting to comply with the act or any rule or regulations promulgated pursuant to the act. Furthermore, nothing in the act shall be construed to impose liability on the department for the acts or omissions of a public or private sector partner or volunteers.