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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 347.9, Code Supplement 1999, is amended
  1  2 to read as follows:
  1  4    1.  When it has been determined by the voters of a county
  1  5 to establish a county public hospital, the board shall appoint
  1  6 seven trustees chosen from among the resident citizens of the
  1  7 county with reference to their fitness for office, and not
  1  8 more than four of the trustees shall be residents of the city
  1  9 at which the hospital is located.  The trustees shall hold
  1 10 office until the following general election, at which time
  1 11 their successors shall be elected, two for a term of two
  1 12 years, two for four years, and three for six years, and they
  1 13 shall determine by lot their respective terms, and thereafter
  1 14 their successors shall be elected for regular terms of six
  1 15 years each.
  1 16    2.  A person other than a physician or the spouse of such a
  1 17 person with who has medical or special staff privileges in the
  1 18 county public hospital or who receives direct or indirect
  1 19 compensation in an amount greater than one thousand five
  1 20 hundred dollars in a calendar year from the county public
  1 21 hospital or direct or indirect compensation in an amount
  1 22 greater than one thousand five hundred dollars in a calendar
  1 23 year from a person contracting for services with the hospital
  1 24 shall not be eligible to serve as a trustee for that county
  1 25 public hospital.
  1 26    3.  For the purposes of this section and section 347.15,
  1 27 "physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine and
  1 28 surgery pursuant to chapter 148, osteopathy pursuant to
  1 29 chapter 150, or osteopathic medicine and surgery pursuant to
  1 30 chapter 150A.
  1 31    Sec. 2.  Section 347.15, Code 1999, is amended to read as
  1 32 follows:
  1 34    A trustee other than a physician shall not have, directly
  1 35 or indirectly, any pecuniary interest in the purchase or sale
  2  1 of any commodities or supplies procured for or disposed of by
  2  2 a county hospital.  This section does not apply to a purchase
  2  3 or sale of commodities or supplies which benefits a trustee if
  2  4 the benefit to the trustee does not exceed one thousand five
  2  5 hundred dollars in a fiscal year or to a purchase or sale made
  2  6 by a trustee of the board of hospital trustees through
  2  7 competitive bid which is issued in written form and is
  2  8 publicly invited and opened.  
  2  9                           EXPLANATION
  2 10    This bill removes the prohibition against physicians
  2 11 serving as trustees on county public hospital boards and makes
  2 12 a conforming change relating to the pecuniary interest of a
  2 13 physician in the purchase or sale of commodities or supplies
  2 14 related to a county hospital.  
  2 15 LSB 5118HH 78
  2 16 pf/as/5

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