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Statute Text

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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
§5–634.  
(a)   In this section, “person” has the meaning stated in § 21-322 of the Health - General Article.
(b)   The limitation on liability provided for in subsection (c) of this section does not apply to any person who:
(1)   Donates food to a nonprofit corporation, organization, or association that sells or offers for sale any donated food;
(2)   Prepares donated food for use or distribution by a nonprofit corporation, organization, or association that sells or offers for sale any donated food; or
(3)   Serves donated food distributed by a nonprofit corporation, organization, or association that sells or offers for sale any donated food.
(c)   Unless the act or omission amounts to gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct, a person is not civilly liable for any act or omission that affects the nature, age, condition, or packaging of the donated food if the person in good faith:
(1)   Donates food for use or distribution by a nonprofit corporation, organization, or association;
(2)   Prepares donated food for use or distribution by a nonprofit corporation, organization, or association;
(3)   Serves donated food distributed by a nonprofit corporation, organization, or association; or
(4)   Dispenses donated food distributed by a nonprofit corporation, organization, or association.