Section 9 – Legal Support for Practice and Policy

210.485 Civil Liability

Civil liability, for-profit child-placing agency or residential care facility, when — state exemption. — 1.  Any owner or operator of a for-profit child-placing agency or residential care facility licensed pursuant to sections 210.481 to 210.536, may be held civilly liable for any injury to another person or damage to property which occurs outside such facility and is caused by a child who is absent without authorization or approval from the facility but who is in the care of such facility.  Such civil liability shall be determined in the same manner and amounts as provided for parents in section 211.185. Nothing in this section shall alter, impair or otherwise affect other claims, rights or remedies available pursuant to law.

  2.  The state of Missouri and any political subdivision thereof shall not be subject to civil liability pursuant to subsection 1 of this section.

(L. 1999 H.B. 490 & H.B. 308)