California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 4519.7
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4519.7. (a) Any regional center employee shall not be liable for
civil damages on account of an injury or death resulting from an
employee's act or omission where the act or omission was the result
of the exercise of the discretion vested in him or her, in good
faith, in carrying out the intent of this division, except for acts
or omissions of gross negligence or acts or omissions giving rise to
a claim under Section 3294 of the Civil Code. This section shall not
be applied to provide immunity from liability for any criminal act.
(b) This section is not intended to change, alter, or affect the
liability of regional centers, including, but not limited to, the
vicarious liability of a regional center due to a negligent employee.
(c) A regional center employee, when participating in filing a
complaint or providing information as required by law regarding a
consumer's health, safety, or well-being, or participating in a
judicial proceeding resulting therefrom, shall be presumed to be
acting in good faith, and unless the presumption is rebutted, shall
be immune from any liability, civil or criminal, and shall be immune
from any penalty, sanction, or restriction that might be incurred or
imposed. The presumption established by this subdivision is a
presumption affecting the burden of producing evidence.
(d) This section shall apply only to acts or omissions that occur
on or after January 1, 2001.
Last modified: February 22, 2013