AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SPRINGFIELD MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 455 of the acts of 1948 is hereby amended by striking out
section 2, as amended by chapter 280 of the acts of 1959, and inserting
in place thereof the following section:-
Section 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special
law, the construction and operation of said hospital shall be vested in a
board of eleven trustees. The commissioner of public health in said city
by virtue of his office shall be a voting member of the board of trustees.
The remaining ten trustees shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to
confirmation by the city council, and shall consist of: three persons who
are practicing physicians or surgeons in said city, but not more than two
trustees shall be members of the staff of any one general hospital in said
city; two persons who are hospital administrators in said city, but not
more than one trustee shall be an administrator of any one general hospital
in said city; five persons who are laypersons and who are residents of
said city. Upon the expiration of the term of any trustee, his successor
shall be appointed for a term of six years. Any vacancy in the board of
trustees shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the
original appointment was made. The mayor shall appoint annually one of the
board members to serve as chairman and the members of the board shall
receive no compensation.
SECTION 2. Any person serving as a member of the board of
trustees of the Springfield municipal hospital on the effective date of
this act shall continue to serve until the expiration of the term for which
he was appointed. Upon the expiration of the term of any member of said
board of trustees, his successor shall be appointed in the manner and for
the term provided in section two of said chapter four hundred and fifty-five.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the
city of Springfield.