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Lawyer assistance programs; persons entitled to immunity.
F.S. 397.484
397.484 Lawyer assistance programs; persons entitled to immunity.The civil immunity provided for in this act shall be liberally construed to accomplish the purposes of this act. The persons entitled to immunity under this act include:
(1) Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., and other lawyer assistance programs approved by the Florida Supreme Court or The Florida Bar which provide assistance to attorneys who may be impaired because of abuse of alcohol or other drugs or because of any other physical or mental infirmity causing impairment.
(2) A member, employee, or agent of the program, association, or nonprofit corporation.
(3) A person who reports or provides information to the program concerning an impaired legal professional, including, but not limited to, a person designated to monitor or supervise the course of treatment or rehabilitation of an impaired professional.
History.s. 3, ch. 2001-240.