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80-2511. Powers and duties of hospital board; bylaws; rules and regulations; expenditures and investments; hospital administrator and employees, appointment, bond and benefit plans. (a) The board shall make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for the management and control of the hospital as it deems necessary so long as the same are not inconsistent with this act, the statutes of the state of Kansas and the ordinances or resolutions of any political subdivision included in the area which constitutes the taxing district of the hospital. The board shall have the exclusive control of the expenditures of all hospital moneys and all expenditures shall be subject to the approval of a majority of the members of the board. The board is authorized to invest in any mutual insurance company organized by an association of health care providers to which the hospital belongs, enter into contracts with such company, pay any assessments pursuant to such contracts and arrange for the issuance of a letter of credit by any bank chartered by this state or which is a member bank of the federal reserve system.

(b) The board is charged with the supervision, care and custody of all hospital property. The board is authorized to enter into an employment contract to engage the services of an administrator, or a chief executive officer to manage the affairs of the hospital which establishes compensation for such services and the terms of engagement. The board may expend funds for the recruitment or retention of staff and such expenditures may include, but are not limited to: (1) The expenditure of funds for the provision of loans or scholarships to aid in financing the education of persons who agree, upon completion of their education, to become members of the staff; and (2) the purchase of professional liability insurance for such staff.

(c) The board may require personal or surety bonds of all hospital employees entrusted with the handling of hospital moneys, such bonds to be in an amount to be determined and approved by the board. The board may establish and fund pension and deferred compensation plans and any other employee benefit plans for hospital employees and may procure contracts insuring hospital employees, their dependents, or any class or classes thereof, under a policy or policies covering one or more risks including, but not limited to, a policy or policies of life, disability income, health, accident, accidental death and dismemberment, and hospital, surgical and medical expense insurance or may provide for a plan of self-insurance for such purposes. The employee's contribution, if any, to the plan and to the premiums for insurance and for any expenses incurred by the board under a plan of self-insurance may be deducted by the employer from the employee's salary when authorized in writing by the employee.

History: L. 1984, ch. 374, § 11; L. 1988, ch. 147, § 13; L. 1991, ch. 66, § 9; L. 2008, ch. 31, § 5; July 1.


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