Civil immunity for qualified mental health professionals
designated by county board of mental illness.
ENTITLED, An Act to
provide civil immunity to qualified mental health professionals designated
by the chairs of the county board of mental illness.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
Any person serving as the qualified mental health professional as designated by the chair of
the county board of mental illness, whose examinations and testimony under Title 27A are
conducted in good faith, is immune from any civil liability for such examinations and testimony.
The immunity from civil liability under this section does not apply if injury results from gross
negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
Signed February 14, 2006