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  205.042.  Trustees — organization — powers and duties — expenses. — 1.  The trustees, within ten days after their appointment or election, shall qualify by taking the oath of civil officers and organize as a board of health center trustees by the election of one of their number as chairman, one as secretary, one as treasurer, and by the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary, but no bond shall be required of them.

  2.  No trustee shall receive any compensation for his services performed, but he may receive reimbursement for any cash expenditures actually made for personal expenses incurred as such trustee, and an itemized statement of all such expenses and money paid out shall be made under oath by each of such trustees and filed with the secretary and allowed only by the affirmative vote of all of the trustees present at a meeting of the board.

  3.  The board of health center trustees shall make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for its own guidance and for the government of the county health center as may be deemed expedient for the economic and equitable conduct thereof.  It shall have the exclusive control of the expenditures of all moneys collected to the credit of the county health center fund, and of the purchase of site or sites, the purchase or construction of any county health center buildings, and of the supervision, care and custody of the grounds, rooms or buildings purchased, constructed, leased or set apart for that purpose.  All moneys received for the county health center shall be credited to the county health center and deposited in the depositary thereof for the sole use of such county health center in accordance with the provisions of sections 205.010 to 205.150.  All funds received by each county health center shall be paid out through an electronic funds transfer system in an amount within that approved by the board of health center trustees or upon warrants ordered drawn by the treasurer of the board of trustees upon properly authenticated vouchers of the board of health center trustees.

  4.  The board of health center trustees may appoint and remove such personnel as may be necessary and fix their compensation; and shall in general carry out the spirit and intent of sections 205.010 to 205.150 pertaining to establishing and maintaining a county health center.

  5.  The board of health center trustees shall hold meetings at least once each month, and shall keep a complete record of all of its proceedings.  Three members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

  6.  One of the trustees shall visit and examine the county health center at least twice each month.

  7.  When the county health center is established, all personnel and all persons approaching or coming within the limits of same, and all furniture and other articles used or brought there shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe.

  8.  The board of health center trustees shall determine annually the rate of the tax levy, except that the rate so determined shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the vote of the people of the county.

  9.  The board of health center trustees may enter into contracts and agreements with federal, state, county, school and municipal governments and with private individuals, partnerships, firms, associations and corporations for the furtherance of health activities, except as hereafter prohibited.


(L. 1951 p. 779 § 205.045, A.L. 1957 p. 690, A.L. 1973 S.B. 253, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1069, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1094)

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