AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
22-2411. Delegation of authority. The director of the department of agriculture may delegate in writing its authority, or any part thereof, under this chapter to any instrumentality or entity as an agent and servant of the state whose principal purpose is to establish and maintain a uniform and reasonable system of inspection and certification of crops, plants, plant parts or products thereof. Any agent designated hereunder shall be a servant of the state of Idaho and shall be acting in an official capacity for the state of Idaho and under the supervision of the director consistent with this chapter. The delegated instrumentality or entity as agent and servant of the state shall be an entity of the state of Idaho as provided in the tort claims act, chapter 9, title 6, Idaho Code. The control of noxious aquatic plants in the waters of state responsibility may be carried out under the general supervision of the department, county, local government, special district authority, or other public body.