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§ 14.5-807. Delegation of powers and duties by trustee

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: January 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 14.5. Maryland Trust Act (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Duties and Powers of Trustee (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2015
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 14.5-807
§ 14.5-807. Delegation of powers and duties by trustee
In general
(a)(1) A trustee may delegate duties and powers that a prudent trustee of comparable skills could properly delegate under the circumstances to an agent, even if the agent is associated with the trustee.
(2) A trustee shall exercise reasonable care, skill, and caution in:
(i) Selecting an agent;
(ii) Establishing the scope and terms of the delegation, consistent with the purposes and terms of the trust; and
(iii) Periodically reviewing the actions of the agent in order to monitor the performance of the agent and compliance with the terms of the delegation by the agent.
Duty of agent to exercise reasonable care
(b) In performing a delegated function, an agent owes a duty to the trust to exercise reasonable care to comply with the terms of the delegation.
Agent subject to jurisdiction of State
(c) By accepting a delegation of powers or duties from the trustee of a trust that is subject to the laws of this State, an agent submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of this State.
Delegation of investment powers or duties
(d) This section does not apply to a delegation of investment duties or powers in accordance with § 15-114 of this article.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 585, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 14.5-807, MD EST & TRST § 14.5-807
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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