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A member of a board or any individual acting on behalf of the board of any profession or occupation classified under the laws of the State of Arkansas as a profession of the healing arts, including an expert witness testifying or offering opinions, or both, regarding an administrative proceeding before a board of a profession or occupation classified as a profession of the healing arts, is not liable in damages to any person for slander, libel, defamation of character, breach of any privileged communication, or otherwise for any action taken or recommendation made within the scope of the functions of the board if the board member or the individual acting on behalf of the board, including an expert witness testifying or offering opinions, or both, regarding an administrative proceeding before a board of a profession or occupation classified as a profession of the healing arts, acts without malice and in the reasonable belief that the action or recommendation is warranted by the facts known to him or her after a reasonable effort is made to obtain the facts on which the action is taken or the recommendation is made.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 17. Professions, Occupations, and Businesses § 17-80-103. Immunity of board members and individuals acting on behalf of boards including expert witnesses - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-17-professions-occupations-and-businesses/ar-code-sect-17-80-103/
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