36-5-20. Disciplinary committee--Immunity from liability--Conditions--Official immunity unaffected.

Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 36-1C, the board may act as a disciplinary committee or may appoint other chiropractors licensed to practice in this state to perform such functions to maintain the professional standards of the board. No monetary liability on the part of, and no cause of action for damages may arise against any member of a duly appointed disciplinary committee for any act or proceeding undertaken or performed within the scope of the functions of the committee, if the committee member acts without malice, has made a reasonable effort to obtain the facts of the matter on which the member acts, and acts in a reasonable effort to obtain the facts. The provisions of this section do not affect the official immunity of an officer or employee of a public corporation.

The board may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 governing the administration and enforcement of this section and the conduct of licensees, including:

(1)    The purpose of the disciplinary committee;

(2)    The composition of the disciplinary committee; and

(3)    The qualifications of the disciplinary committee.

Source: SL 2001, ch 200, § 2; SL 2021, ch 168, § 19; SL 2021, ch 173, § 28.