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(a) A foster parent approved by a child placement agency licensed by the Department of Human Services shall not be liable for:
(1) Damages caused by a foster child; or
(2) Injuries to a foster child caused by acts or omissions of the foster parents unless the acts or omissions constitute malicious, willful, wanton, or grossly negligent conduct.
(b) A volunteer approved by the department to transport a foster child or client of the department or to supervise visits at the request of the department shall not be liable to a foster child, the client, or the parent or guardian of a foster child for injuries to a foster child or client caused by the acts or omissions of a volunteer unless the acts or omissions constitute malicious, willful, wanton, or grossly negligent conduct.
(c) An approved volunteer who performs home studies without compensation shall have immunity from liability as provided for state officers and employees under § 19-10-305. As used in this subsection, “approved volunteer” means a volunteer approved by:
(1) The department; and
(2) Any organization operating under a memorandum of understanding with the department for the completion of home studies.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 9. Family Law § 9-28-115. Immunity--Foster parents--Volunteers - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-9-family-law/ar-code-sect-9-28-115/
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