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Sponsors: Reps. Dabney, J.L. Johnson and Wheeler
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Introduced in the House on April 6, 2021
Currently residing in the House Kershaw Delegation
Summary: Health Services District of Kershaw County
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/6/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 121) 4/6/2021 House Referred to Kershaw Delegation (House Journal-page 121)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND ACT 868 OF 1954, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP AND POWERS OF THE KERSHAW COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD, SO AS TO RENAME THE BOARD "THE HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICT OF KERSHAW COUNTY", UPDATE THE ENTITY'S MISSION, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TO RECONSTITUTE THE COMPOSITION, NOMINATION PROCEDURES, AND TERMS OF THE BOARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Sections 1 and 2 of Act 868 of 1954, as last amended by Act 725 of 1969, are further amended to read:
"SECTION 1. There is
hereby created the Kershaw County Hospital Board, to be known and referred to as the Health Services District of Kershaw County, which shall be is comprised of nine members selected in the manner provided for in Section 2 of this act and the reconstituted board shall become becomes effective July 1, 1969 June 30, 2021.
All members of the board, as initially comprised, and all successors in office thereto, shall be appointed by the County Council of Kershaw County. Of the initial appointees, three shall hold office for a period of two years, three shall hold office for a period of four years, and three shall hold office for a period of six years. Upon the expiration of the initial and subsequent terms of office, successors shall be appointed in the same manner for terms of six years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. The terms for individual members of the initial board shall be determined by lot after appointments are made. All appointees to the board shall be residents of Kershaw County with at least one member from each of the four townships. All vacancies, when filled by appointment, shall be upon the recommendation of a two-thirds majority of the remaining members. Appointments to fill vacancies occurring by reason of resignation, death or removal shall be for the unexpired term. No members shall succeed himself after serving a full-six year term. (A)(1) One member of the board must be nominated by each of the seven members of the Kershaw County Council and two members shall be nominated by any member of the Kershaw County Council.
(a) Seats one through six on the board shall correspond with the district number of the nominating county council member. (b) Seat seven shall be the board member nominated by the Chairman of the Kershaw County Council.
(c) Seats eight and nine shall be the board members nominated by any member of the Kershaw County Council.
(2) Nominees shall be appointed to the board upon a majority vote of the county council in favor of the nomination.
(B) If a vacancy on the board exists because a board member's term has expired and a new board member has not been nominated by the appropriate county council member within ninety days, then the nomination of a new board member may be made by any member of the county council. The nominee shall be appointed to the board upon a majority vote of the county council in favor of the nomination.
(C) Board members shall be appointed to six-year terms that begin on July first of the appropriate year. At the expiration of a member's term, his seat is vacant, and the member may not serve in a holdover capacity. A board member may not succeed himself after serving a full six-year term. However, a former board member may be reappointed to the board one year after the completion of his prior service on the board.
(D) No county council election district shall be represented on the board by more than three resident board members.
(E) Vacancies on the board shall be filled in the manner provided in this section for the unexpired term only."
SECTION 2. The first undesignated paragraph of SECTION 3 of Act 868 of 1954 is amended to read:
Said Board The Health Services District of Kershaw County Board of Directors shall be a body corporate of perpetual succession. The Health Services District of Kershaw County shall provide medical care and medical services to the residents of Kershaw County. It is authorized and empowered to do all matters necessary or convenient for the construction, establishment, and maintenance, and continued existence of a public local hospital for the benefit of the residents of Kershaw County; operation of the Karesh Wing, and administration of grants within the county to promote access to health care and healthy living. , including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, is In order to fulfill its mission, the Health Services District of Kershaw County shall have the following powers, without limitation:"
SECTION 3. Act 868 of 1954, as last amended by Act 725 of 1969, is further amended by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
"SECTION __. (A) Each seat on the Health Services District of Kershaw County Board of Directors is declared vacant on June 30, 2021. The Kershaw County Council shall nominate and appoint new members to the board as provided in this act. Newly appointed members shall take office July 1, 2021.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions contained in SECTION 2 of Act 725 of 1969, as amended by this act, board members appointed to take office July 1, 2021, from:
(1) seats 1, 3, and 8 shall initially serve for a term of two years;
(2) seats 2, 4, and 9 shall initially serve for a term of four years; and
(3) seats 5, 6, and 7 shall serve a full six-year term.
(C) Notwithstanding the provisions contained in SECTION 2 of Act 725 of 1969, as amended by this act, a member appointed to take office beginning on July 1, 2021, pursuant to (B)(1) and (2) is eligible for appointment to a full six-year term upon the expiration of his initial term."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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