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2016 Statute


19-4607.Same; organization of board; treasurer's bond; meetings; filing of audit report; budget preparation and approval. (a) Members of the board, within 10 days after their selection, shall qualify by taking the oath or affirmation of civil officers as provided in K.S.A. 54-106, and amendments thereto, and shall organize the board by election of one of their number as chairperson, one as secretary and one as treasurer and by the election of such other officer or officers as deemed necessary. Every two years thereafter, a reorganization meeting shall be held and officers shall be selected as provided in this subsection. No bond need be required of any member of the board except the treasurer.

(b) The treasurer, before entering upon the duties of office, shall give an official bond in an amount to be determined by the commission.

(c) The board shall hold meetings at least once each month, and shall keep and maintain a complete record of all its proceedings. Such records shall be available for inspection by the commission on request. A simple majority of the members serving on the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Within 15 days after completion of the audit provided for by article 11 of chapter 75 of Kansas Statutes Annotated, and acts amendatory of the provisions thereof or supplemental thereto, the board shall file with the commission a written report of the management of the hospital and a copy of the audit report rendered by the accountant performing the audit. The commission shall keep and maintain a copy of such report as a part of the public records of the county. Prior to June 1 of each year, the board shall prepare a budget showing the amount it deems necessary to operate, equip, maintain and improve the hospital for the ensuing fiscal year and the amount of that portion thereof that it deems necessary to be raised by the tax authorized under K.S.A. 19-4606, and shall submit its proposed budget to the commission or, in case of an elected board, to the county clerk. If the commission does not approve the proposed budget within 10 days after receipt thereof, it shall return the budget to the board. Upon receipt of the returned budget, the board shall consider amendments or modifications and may consult with the commission concerning the budget. Within 10 days after receipt of the returned budget, the board shall resubmit its proposed budget, with or without amendment or modification, to the commission. Within 10 days after resubmission of the proposed budget, the commission shall approve, or amend or modify and approve as amended or modified, such proposed budget. The commission shall adopt the proposed budget as approved and shall make the same a part of the regular county budget. In the case of an elected board, submission of the budget to the commission shall not be required.

History: L. 1984, ch. 98, § 7; July 1.