HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (EXCERPT)
Act 47 of 1945
331.5 Hospital board; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; temporary officers; resolutions removing members at large; duties of secretary; limitation on procedure; first meeting; election of officers; executive committee; medical advisory committee; employees; voting; committees generally; employment of former members.
(1) The hospital authority shall be directed and governed by a hospital board consisting of 1 member for the first 20,000 population and 1 for each additional 40,000, or fraction thereof, according to the latest or each succeeding federal decennial census for each city, village, or township participating in the hospital authority. The members shall be appointed by the legislative bodies of each participating city, village, or township, and, subject to subsection (2), 7 members at large selected by the appointed members. On the date appointed in the adopting resolutions, or within 30 days after the creation of the hospital authority, the members appointed by the respective cities, villages, and townships, shall convene, elect a temporary chairperson and secretary, and select the members at large by a majority vote. The appointed members shall be electors of the respective appointing cities, villages, or townships and may be members of the legislative bodies of the city, village, or township. The members at large shall be electors of the territory served by the community hospitals. The members at large shall be appointed for staggered terms so that not more than 2 memberships shall expire each year, and succeeding appointments shall be for a term of 4 years. The appointed members shall serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing legislative bodies.
(2) The members at large of a hospital board of a hospital authority whose member jurisdiction has a population of 300,000 or more shall be removed if the legislative bodies of the cities, villages, and townships participating in the hospital authority whose representation constitutes a majority of the members of the hospital board in accordance with their authorized representation on the board, excluding the members at large, adopt a resolution to remove the members at large. The resolutions required by this subsection shall be adopted within the same 90-day period. The resolutions shall be transmitted to the secretary of the hospital board.
(3) Upon receipt of the resolutions required by subsection (2), the secretary of the hospital board shall do all of the following:
(a) Certify the resolutions.
(b) Within 10 days after receipt of the resolutions, notify the members at large in writing that they have been removed from office.
(c) Notify the full hospital board not later than the next regularly scheduled meeting of the hospital board. If the board is not scheduled to hold a regularly scheduled meeting within 90 days after the secretary's receipt of the resolutions, the secretary shall, within 30 days after receipt of the resolutions, notify the other members of the board in writing of the removal from office.
(4) The procedure described in subsection (2) shall not be used or attempted more than once in a 12-month period.
(5) Immediately upon the removal of the members at large the hospital board shall hold its first meeting and organize by electing from its members a chairperson and vice-chairperson, and a secretary and treasurer who shall be members of the hospital board.
(6) The hospital board shall also appoint an executive committee, consisting of the chairperson and 6 other hospital board members. The executive committee shall carry on the active administrative duties of the hospital authority. The executive committee shall hold office at the pleasure of the hospital board. The hospital board shall also appoint a medical advisory committee which shall advise the hospital board with regard to professional problems of hospital operation and to surgical and medical policies including matters pertaining to the development of medical staff bylaws and rules. The members of the medical advisory committee shall be physicians and surgeons licensed pursuant to article 15 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838. The board shall also select and employ other officers and employees and contract for services as are considered necessary to effectuate its purposes.
(7) A member of the board shall not vote on an issue in which the member has a substantial interest.
(8) The hospital board, by resolution, may establish committees, other than the executive committee. The committees shall be constituted and appointed as provided by the hospital board. A committee shall not exercise governing powers of the hospital board but shall make reports and recommendations to the hospital board as the hospital board directs.
(9) A former member of a hospital board who was removed pursuant to subsection (2) shall not be employed by the hospital authority within 2 years after the former member was removed.
History: 1945, Act 47, Imd. Eff. Mar. 15, 1945
CL 1948, 331.5
Am. 1952, Act 170, Imd. Eff. Apr. 24, 1952
Am. 1960, Act 65, Imd. Eff. Apr. 25, 1960
Am. 1971, Act 218, Imd. Eff. Dec. 30, 1971
Am. 1984, Act 17, Imd. Eff. Mar. 1, 1984
Am. 2002, Act 724, Imd. Eff. Dec. 30, 2002
Popular Name: Municipal Hospital Authority Act
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