Discretionary immunity

Definition
: qualified immunity from civil liability for tortious acts or omissions that arise from a government employee's discretionary acts performed as part of the employee's duties
see also the Federal Tort Claims Act in the Important Laws section
The Federal Tort Claims Act includes an additional requirement of acting in good faith for the discretionary immunity granted to the federal government.



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