Bill Text: MI HB5887 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Engrossed

Bill Title: Health facilities; other; references to 1925 PA 177; remove from 1913 PA 350. Amends sec. 4 of 1913 PA 350 (MCL 331.154). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5884'18

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-05-17 - Referred To Committee On Oversight [HB5887 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-HB5887-Engrossed.html

HB-5887, As Passed House, May 15, 2018




















April 25, 2018, Introduced by Reps. Bellino, Johnson, Kosowski, Noble and Hammoud and referred to the Committee on Oversight.


     A bill to amend 1913 PA 350, entitled


"An act to enable counties to establish and maintain public

hospitals, levy a tax and issue bonds therefor, borrow money and

issue bonds and notes therefor, elect hospital trustees, maintain

training schools for nurses, maintain nursing home facilities,

provide suitable means for the care of tuberculous persons, and to

make possible the ultimate establishment of an adequate supply of



by amending section 4 (MCL 331.154).




     Sec. 4. (1) The trustees shall within 10 days after their


appointment qualify by taking the oath of civil officers, and


organize as a board of hospital trustees by the election of


electing 1 of their number the trustees as chairman, chairperson, 1


as secretary, and by the election of such any other officer as they


may deem the board considers necessary, but no bond shall be is


required of them. a trustee. The county treasurer of the county in


which such the hospital is located shall be is the treasurer of the


board of hospital trustees. The treasurer shall receive and pay out


all the moneys money under the control of the board as ordered by


it, the board, but the treasurer shall not receive no compensation


from such the board. Each trustee may receive such compensation as


shall be established by the county board of commissioners for his


the trustee's services in attending meetings of the board, and not


to exceed 10 cents per mile for each mile necessarily traveled in


going to and returning from the place of meeting each day the board


is in session, when the rate of compensation and mileage as herein


provided in this section is approved by the county board of


commissioners. , and such Each trustee may receive reimbursement


for any other necessary expenses as shall be are allowed by the


county board of commissioners.


     (2) The board of hospital trustees shall make and adopt such


bylaws and rules for its own guidance and for the government of the


hospital as may be deemed considered expedient for the economic and


equitable conduct thereof not inconsistent with this act, and the


ordinances of the city or town wherein such in which the public


hospital is located. It


     (3) The board of hospital trustees shall have the exclusive


control of the expenditure of all moneys money collected to the


credit of the hospital fund, and of the purchase of sites, the


purchase or construction of any hospital building, and of the


supervision, care, and custody of the grounds, rooms, or buildings


purchased, constructed, leased, or set apart for that purpose. All


moneys money received for such the hospital shall must be deposited

in the treasury of the county to the credit of the hospital fund,


and paid out only upon warrants drawn by the auditor of the county


or by the county clerk in counties not having a county auditor upon


the properly authenticated vouchers of the hospital board.


     (4) The board of hospital trustees shall appoint a chief


executive officer, who shall be its is the board's direct


representative in the management of the hospital. The board of


hospital trustees may appoint an attorney to serve as its legal




     (5) The board shall in general carry out the spirit and intent


of this act in establishing and maintaining a public county


hospital with equal rights to all and privileges to none. The board


of hospital trustees shall hold meetings at least once each month ,


shall and keep a complete record of all its proceedings. and 4 Four


members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction


of business of the board. One of the trustees shall visit and


examine the hospital at least twice each month and the board shall,


no later than the first week in October of each year, file with the


county board of commissioners of the county a report of its


proceedings with reference to the hospital, and a statement of all


receipts and expenditures during the year; and shall at such times


certify the amount necessary to maintain and improve the hospital


for the ensuing year. No


     (6) A trustee shall not have a personal pecuniary interest


either directly or indirectly in the purchase of any supplies,


equipment, and other materials of a cost more than $500.00 per


annum year for said the hospital, unless the same supplies,

equipment, and other materials are purchased by competitive




     (7) Each board shall constitute constitutes a body corporate


and may sue and be sued. It shall be lawful for the board to borrow


a sum of money equal to 3/4 the amount due or owing the county from


the state in accordance with section 9 of Act No. 177 of the Public


Acts of 1925, as amended, being section 332.159 of the Compiled


Laws of 1948, and to issue bonds or notes therefor to be repaid


from the receipt from the state of such amount due or owing the




     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect


unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 5884 (request no.


05296'18) of the 99th Legislature is enacted into law.