Section 11-89C-8

Immunity of corporation, board members, and employees.

(a) Any public corporation shall be immune from civil suit for damages to the same extent as a department of state government.

(b) No board member, executive committee member, or individual employee, whether employed directly by a public corporation or on loan, detail, or other form of assignment to a public corporation, shall incur any personal, civil, or criminal liability for the performance of any official duty pursuant to this chapter, except for an act involving willful misconduct, illegal activity, gross or wanton negligence, or bad faith.

(c) While in the performance of any employment, duty, or responsibility for and on behalf of the public corporation, no individual employee, board member, or committee member shall be deemed an agent or employee for purposes of civil liability for claims and damages of any county, municipality, or member governing body.

(d) Official acts of public corporations and individuals pursuant to this chapter shall be deemed a governmental function of the state imposed by federal and state laws for the benefit of the public generally, for which the corporations and individuals are immune, and no member governing body shall be legally responsible for any of their official actions, except for an act involving willful misconduct, willful illegal activity, gross or wanton negligence, or bad faith.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-775, p. 1835, §8.)