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SECTION 497
Immunity from liability
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 11
§ 497. Immunity from liability. Any person participating reasonably
and in good faith in making a report, taking photographs, conducting or
overseeing an investigation, operating the vulnerable persons' central
register or disclosing information in compliance with this article shall
have immunity from any liability, civil or criminal, that might
otherwise result by reason of such actions. For the purpose of any
proceeding, civil or criminal, the good faith of any such person
required to perform any of such functions in accordance with this
article shall be presumed, provided such person, was acting in discharge
of his or her duties and within the scope of his or her employment or
responsibilities, and that such liability did not result from the
willful misconduct or gross negligence of such person.