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§ 50-21-37 - Hold harmless and indemnification agreements

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O.C.G.A.50-21-37 (2010) 50-21-37.Hold harmless and indemnification agreements (a)Ifa state government entity enters into or is the beneficiary of anyagreement under which a third party agrees to hold a state governmententity or the State Tort Claims Trust Fund harmless or to indemnify astate government entity or the State Tort Claims Trust Fund, or toprovide insurance for those purposes, then the third party or theinsurer, as the case may be, shall be liable to the State Tort ClaimsTrust Fund in accordance with such agreement or contract of insurance,for reimbursement of the amount of any disbursements from the State TortClaims Trust Fund in satisfaction of any liability, whether establishedby judgment or settlement in accordance with this article, to theextent of the hold harmless obligation or requirement to procureinsurance undertaken under such agreement or contract of insuranceobtained pursuant to such agreement.The liability limits specifiedunder Code Section 50-21-29 shall not be increased by the existence ofhold harmless or indemnity obligations in such contractual agreements orby the obligation to procure insurance for such purposes or by thelimits set forth in any such contractual agreement or contract ofinsurance procured pursuant thereto.(b)Nopolicy of insurance shall be delivered in this state which negates theprovisions of this Code section or which provides that the limits of thepolicy are excess over amounts payable from the State Tort Claims TrustFund under this Code section.
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  • O.C.G.A. 50-21-37 (2010)
    50-21-37. Hold harmless and indemnification agreements


    (a) If a state government entity enters into or is the beneficiary of any agreement under which a third party agrees to hold a state government entity or the State Tort Claims Trust Fund harmless or to indemnify a state government entity or the State Tort Claims Trust Fund, or to provide insurance for those purposes, then the third party or the insurer, as the case may be, shall be liable to the State Tort Claims Trust Fund in accordance with such agreement or contract of insurance, for reimbursement of the amount of any disbursements from the State Tort Claims Trust Fund in satisfaction of any liability, whether established by judgment or settlement in accordance with this article, to the extent of the hold harmless obligation or requirement to procure insurance undertaken under such agreement or contract of insurance obtained pursuant to such agreement. The liability limits specified under Code Section 50-21-29 shall not be increased by the existence of hold harmless or indemnity obligations in such contractual agreements or by the obligation to procure insurance for such purposes or by the limits set forth in any such contractual agreement or contract of insurance procured pursuant thereto.

    (b) No policy of insurance shall be delivered in this state which negates the provisions of this Code section or which provides that the limits of the policy are excess over amounts payable from the State Tort Claims Trust Fund under this Code section.

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