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Ohio law provides protection from liability for some volunteer care

by Keith Kerns, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
ODA Today

Ohio's dentists have an unparalleled record of public service and volunteer work through the Dental OPTIONS program, Give Kids a Smile and other activities. A recent survey showed that the state's dentists donate over $40 million in care and services each year.

Ohio law has long provided protection from liability to dentists and other health care professionals who donate their time and services to indigent patients. Volunteer dentists may receive qualified immunity for the services…

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