Under current law, not more than 4 of the 7 trustees of a public hospital board of trustees (hospital board) may be residents of the city or town in which the associated hospital is located. The bill removes this restriction.
Current law states that a hospital board may acquire real and personal property by lease only with the approval of the board of county commissioners. The bill clarifies this requirement and creates an exception to it; that is, a hospital board that has designated its public hospital as an enterprise for purposes of section 20 of article X of the state constitution is not required to obtain such approval.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)