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DIVISION 101. ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH [100100 - 101997]

  ( Division 101 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

PART 4. SPECIAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES [101525 - 101881]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

CHAPTER 2.5. Central Coast Hospital Authority [101655 - 101662]

  ( Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 686, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 3. Board of Trustees [101660- 101660.]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 686, Sec. 1. )

101660.
  

(a) The authority shall be governed by a board of trustees. The trustees shall reflect both the expertise necessary to maximize the quality and scope of care at the medical center and the other health care facility in a fiscally responsible manner and the communities of interest that the medical center and the other health care facility serve. The board of trustees shall have the responsibility to operate the medical center and the other health care facility in a manner that ensures the provision of appropriate, quality, and cost-effective medical care through the development of innovative delivery systems, care arrangements, and contractual agreements that provide access to affordable, high-quality health care services.

(b) (1) The board of trustees shall consist of the following nine members:

(A) Three trustees appointed for two-year terms, of which the governing board shall appoint two and the board of supervisors shall appoint one.

(B) Three trustees appointed for three-year terms, of which the governing board shall appoint one and the board of supervisors shall appoint two.

(C) Three trustees appointed for four-year terms, of which the governing board shall appoint one and the board of supervisors shall appoint two.

(2) After the board of trustees is appointed, the governing board and board of supervisors shall continue to make appointments to those trustee positions for which they each made initial appointments. The board of supervisors and the governing board may each remove their respective appointees, upon a majority vote, only for cause. If the governing board ceases to exist at any time, the appointing authority set forth in this subdivision shall be exercised solely by the board of supervisors. If a vacancy exists for any reason on the board of trustees, the appointing authority for that trustee shall make an appointment to fill out the remainder of the term of the vacant trustee position.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), either during or after the formation of the authority, the board of supervisors and each governing board that has appointing authority may modify the number, length of terms, and appointing authority of the board of trustees by means of the agreement entered into pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 101658 or amendment to the agreement, or both, by the county and the governing board that participated in the formation of the authority, if in existence after this formation, and the governing board of any other health care facility that becomes affiliated or merged with the authority, if the following conditions are met:

(A) The board of trustees consists of at least five members.

(B) The board of trustees includes appointees of the board of supervisors and each existing governing board. If no governing board exists, the board of trustees and the board of supervisors, acting as the appointing authority pursuant to paragraph (2), may agree to modify the number or length of terms of the board of trustees.

(c) The board of trustees shall adopt bylaws for the authority that, among other things, shall specify the officers of the board of trustees, the time, place, and conduct of meetings, and other matters that the board of trustees deems necessary or appropriate to conduct the authority’s activities. The bylaws shall be operative upon approval by a majority vote of the board of trustees, but may be amended, from time to time, by a majority vote of the board of trustees.

(d) The board of trustees created and appointed pursuant to this chapter is a duly constituted governing body as used in Section 1250 and Section 70035 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 686, Sec. 1. (AB 276) Effective January 1, 2013.)

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