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House Bill 229 – Camp Operators Granted Qualified Immunity

On February 28, 2022, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 229, which – in part – provides qualified immunity to camp operators from injuries arising from a “risk inherent to camping,” which is defined as a danger or condition that is an integral part of camping including, but not limited to, natural features, uneven terrain, a body of water that is not maintained as a swimming pool, a camper acting in a negligent manner, and a lack of lighting at a campsite (R.C. 3729.15(3)(a)).

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Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.

Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – legal advice. Legal jurisprudence is like the always-changing Midwestern weather. As a result, this single blog entry cannot substitute for consultation with a McGown & Markling attorney. If legal advice is needed with respect to a specific factual situation, please feel free to contact a McGown & Markling attorney.

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