2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 6 - Immunities and Prohibited Actions - Health and Public Safety
Section 5-618 - Adult protective services.

§ 5-618. Adult protective services.

(a)  Persons filing petition, making report, etc.- Any person who files a petition, participates in the making of a good faith report, or participates in an investigation or in a judicial proceeding resulting from the filing of a petition or the making of a good faith report, under § 13-705 or § 13-709 of the Estates and Trusts Article or Title 14, Subtitle 3 of the Family Law Article, shall in so doing be immune from any civil liability or criminal penalty that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as a result thereof. 

(b)  Law enforcement officers.- A law enforcement officer is not civilly or criminally liable for transporting an adult to an appropriate medical facility under § 13-709 of the Estates and Trusts Article if the officer acts: 

(1) In a reasonably prudent manner; and 

(2) Within the scope of the officer's employment. 

[1990, ch. 546, § 3; 1997, ch. 14, § 9.] 

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