HEALTH AND SAFETY
HOSPITAL LICENSES AND INSPECTION
39-1326. Board of trustees of district — Qualifications of members. The board of trustees of such hospital district shall consist of seven (7) residents of the district who shall be elected or appointed as herein provided. Immediately following the establishment of a hospital district, the commissioners in the county in which the same is established shall appoint the seven (7) members of the first board, three (3) members to act until the first biennial election, two (2) until the second biennial election, and two (2) until the third biennial election, all of whom shall serve until the election and qualification of their successors. Upon a unanimous vote, the board of trustees may also appoint not more than two (2) additional members to serve as trustees for the purpose of obtaining necessary and specialized skills as determined by the board of trustees to assist board deliberations and decision-making. Members who are appointed by the board shall serve for a term not to exceed six (6) years. Such appointed board members shall serve at the pleasure of the board and may be removed with or without cause by a majority vote of the elected members of the board. Appointed board members shall have the same duties, oaths and obligations as elected board members; provided however, that an appointed board member shall not be entitled to vote on any decision to levy a tax pursuant to this chapter.
No person shall be qualified to serve as a trustee of a district organized under the provisions of this chapter unless he or she is a resident of the hospital district and a qualified elector of the state of Idaho. A trustee may not be an employee of, or have an ownership interest or investment in, another ambulatory surgery center, hospital, or health system.
[39-1326, added 1965, ch. 173, sec. 9, p. 340; am. 1973, ch. 99, sec. 1, p. 168; am. 2016, ch. 287, sec. 1, p. 790; am. 2021, ch. 46, sec. 2, p. 130.]