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§ 85.58O. Community action agency--Automobile, building and liability insurance--Limitation of ...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Department of Central Services
Comprehensive Professional Risk Management Program
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 85.58O
§ 85.58O. Community action agency--Automobile, building and liability insurance--Limitation of liability
A. The Risk Management Administrator, pursuant to the provisions of this section and Section 85.58A of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes, may obtain or provide insurance coverage for any public transit vehicle obtained by a community action agency or a substate planning district through the Department of Transportation pursuant to a federal grant and may obtain or provide indemnity coverage for any official or employee of the community action agency or a substate planning district for any errors and omissions or liability risks arising from the performance of official duties pursuant to law.
B. The Risk Management Administrator, pursuant to the provisions of this section and Section 85.58A of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes, may obtain or provide insurance coverage for any building used for public transit services or for storage of public transit vehicles if the public transit vehicles are obtained as provided in subsection A of this section. If a public transit vehicle obtained as provided for in subsection A of this section is housed in a building with any department or unit of local governmental entities, the Risk Management Administrator may also obtain or provide building or structure insurance coverage for such department or unit in such building.
C. The Risk Management Administrator is authorized to determine eligibility criteria for participation pursuant to this section in the Risk Management Program for a community action agency or a substate planning district or for officers or employees of a community action agency or a substate planning district. In addition, the Risk Management Administrator is authorized to establish equipment and safety standards for the vehicles or buildings to be covered by the Risk Management Program pursuant to this section.
D. Requests for the insurance or indemnity coverage provided pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be submitted in writing to the Risk Management Administrator by the community action agency or a substate planning district. Any community action agency or a substate planning district meeting eligibility criteria shall be approved for participation in the Risk Management Program by the Risk Management Administrator if the officers and employees and the vehicles and buildings used by the participating community action agency or a substate planning district meet the equipment and safety standards and eligibility requirements established by the Risk Management Administrator.
E. Any insurance or indemnity coverage shall be obtained or provided solely from funds available in the shared risk pool authorized by Section 3 of this act.1 Any coverage limits shall be based on the liquidity of the shared risk pool resulting from the annual payments made pursuant to Section 85.58M of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes and any interest accrued thereon, after deduction of such sums as may be necessary to pay all overhead and administrative expenses associated with administering the pool.
F. Any limited indemnity coverage provided for errors and omissions pursuant to the provisions of this section shall only cover errors or omissions made by an official or employee of a community action agency or a substate planning district provided for in subsection A of this section occurring on or after the effective date of this act.
G. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Governmental Tort Claims Act, the State of Oklahoma is not liable, directly or indirectly, for the errors and omissions of any official or employee of any community action agency or a substate planning district provided for in subsection A of this section in the performance of official duties pursuant to law. The State of Oklahoma is not liable, directly or indirectly, for the negligence of any community action agency or a substate planning district provided for in subsection A of this section.
H. In providing risk management services for any community action agency or a substate planning district provided for in subsection A of this section or official or employee of the community action agency or a substate planning district, it is the intention of the Legislature to provide coverage solely to the extent of assets in the shared risk pool created by Section 3 of this act.
I. Any liability insurance coverage obtained or provided shall include expenses for legal services obtained or provided by the Risk Management Administrator.

Credits

Laws 2004, c. 440, § 2, eff. July 1, 2004.

Footnotes

O.S.L.2004, c. 440, § 3 [Title 74, § 85.58P].
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 85.58O, OK ST T. 74 § 85.58O
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through the general effective date. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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