Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 8. Montana Vulnerable AdultPrevention of Abuse Act

Immunity From Civil And Criminal Liability

52-3-814. Immunity from civil and criminal liability. (1) A person who makes a report required or authorized to be made under 52-3-811 is immune from civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as a result of the report unless the report is false in any material respect and the person acted in bad faith or with malicious purpose.

(2) A person who provides information or who uses information obtained pursuant to 52-3-813(2) to refuse to hire or to discharge an employee, volunteer, or other person who through their employment or volunteer activities may have unsupervised contact with a vulnerable adult is immune from civil liability unless the person providing or using the information acts in bad faith or with malicious purpose.

History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 623, L. 1983; Sec. 53-5-514, MCA 1989; redes. 52-3-814 by Code Commissioner, 1991; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 465, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 25, Ch. 12, L. 2023.