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      CHC 424.10     


Art. 424.10.  CASA; immunity

No cause of action shall exist against any CASA volunteer, director, employee, staff, or volunteer who in good faith makes a report, cooperates in an investigation by an agency, or participates in judicial proceedings.  Each such person shall have immunity from civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed.  This immunity from liability shall not extend to:

(1)  An alleged principal, conspirator, or accessory to an offense involving the abuse or neglect or sexual exploitation of a child.

(2)  A person who makes a report known to be false or with reckless disregard for the truth of the report.

(3)  The unauthorized divulging of confidential information occasioned  by the CASA volunteer's gross fault or gross neglect.

Acts 1999, No. 275, §1, eff. July 1, 1999.

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