2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 27 - Property and Conveyances
Chapter 45 - ABANDONED AND LOANED CULTURAL PROPERTY
Section 27-45-80 - Right to apply conservation measures to or dispose of loaned property; liability of organization.
(A) Unless there is a written loan agreement to the contrary, a nonprofit organization may apply conservation measures to or dispose of the property on loan without a lender's permission if immediate action is required to protect the property on loan or to protect other property in the custody of the nonprofit organization, or because the property on loan has become a hazard to the health and safety of the public or the nonprofit organization's staff; and
(1) the nonprofit organization is unable to reach the lender at the lender's last known address so that the nonprofit organization and the lender may promptly agree upon a solution; or
(2) the lender will not agree to the protective measures the nonprofit organization recommends, yet is unwilling to terminate the loan and retrieve the property.
(B) A nonprofit organization is not liable for injury to, or loss of, the property if:
(1) the nonprofit organization had a reasonable belief at the time the action was taken that the action was necessary to protect the property on loan or other property in the custody of the nonprofit organization, or that the property on loan constituted a hazard to the health and safety of the public or the nonprofit organization's staff; and
(2) when the nonprofit organization applied conservation measures, the nonprofit organization exercised reasonable care in the choice and application of the conservation measures.
HISTORY: 1987 Act No. 22, Section 1.
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