§7-14A-3. County commission to purchase professional liability
insurance; limits; additional insurance authorized;
contribution from deputies.
Effective the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred
seventy-eight, the county commission of each county wherein the
provisions of this article are applicable, shall purchase a
professional liability insurance policy covering all deputy
sheriffs subject to this article, which policy shall provide for
minimum coverage of fifty thousand dollars for each person injured
or damaged in each occurrence and one hundred thousand dollars
total coverage for each occurrence. Every such policy shall be
written on an occurrence basis only. Such policy shall be paid for
out of the county general revenue fund. The county commission may
purchase additional coverage and, as to such additional coverage,
may pay all or any part of the premiums as it and its sole
discretion deems appropriate or, as to such additional coverage may
require contributions in whole or in part from the sheriff and from
the deputy sheriffs required to be covered by such insurance. Such
additional insurance may not be purchased and the premiums in whole
or in part paid by such deputies except with the consent of the
majority of the deputies to be covered thereby.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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