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2016 Statute


80-2504.Same; hospital board; election; notice; term; annual meeting. Upon the establishment of a hospital district, the board of county commissioners shall cause a notice to be published, once each week for two consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation in the hospital district stating that a meeting of the qualified electors of such hospital district will be held at the time and place fixed in the notice for the purpose of electing the first board for such district. The last publication of such notice shall be made not more than six days prior to the date fixed for the holding of the meeting. The cost of such publication shall be borne equally by the political subdivisions joining in the establishment of the hospital district and paid from the respective general funds thereof. At the time and place fixed for the holding of the meeting, the chairperson of the board of county commissioners, or a person designated by the chairperson, shall call such meeting to order and the qualified electors of the hospital district shall proceed to elect a chairperson and a secretary for the meeting. Thereupon, the qualified electors shall proceed to:

(a) Provide for the establishment of a board to be vested with the management and control of the hospital and fix the number of members thereof in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of K.S.A. 80-2506;

(b) elect by ballot the members of the first board to serve for designated terms of one, two and three years and until the selection and qualification of their successors who shall be selected in a manner to be determined at the meeting; and

(c) determine the date, time and place of annual meetings of the qualified electors which date, time and place shall be incorporated into the bylaws adopted by the board.

History: L. 1984, ch. 374, § 4; July 1.