Subdivision 1. Nursing home board.
The county board of any county establishing a county
nursing home and facility for supportive services may designate any board under the jurisdiction
and control of the county board to supervise the nursing home and facility, and that board shall
constitute the nursing home's administrative board for that county.
Subd. 2. Joint board; board pay, expenses.
Whenever two or more counties, through their
county boards, have agreed to maintain a county nursing home and facility for supportive services
, the county commissioners of each county shall designate a board from each
of the cooperating counties as the county nursing home administrative board. Immediately after
their designation as the county nursing home administrative board, the boards of the cooperating
counties shall hold a joint meeting and elect a chair, vice-chair and secretary who shall be
the executive committee. Each county shall have at least one representative on the executive
committee, and where more than three counties participate in establishing a nursing home, the
executive committee shall be expanded by one member for each additional county above three so
that no county will have less than one member on the executive committee. The first joint meeting
of the county boards that have been designated as the county nursing home administrative board
shall be called by the chair of the county board of the county in which the county commissioners
have agreed to locate the proposed home and facility. The board shall meet annually, and at
other times considered necessary. Members of the county nursing home administrative board,
and its executive committee, other than members of the county board, shall be paid for each
day spent in transacting the business of the board or the committee. Each member, including
members of the county board, may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred by them in
connection with their official duties. Compensation and reimbursement for expenses shall be
paid from the county nursing home fund in a manner and amounts agreed upon by the county
boards. This subdivision does not prohibit the payment of a per diem to county commissioners
375.055, subdivision 1
Subd. 3. Nursing home administrative board; powers, duties.
The county nursing home
administrative board may establish, operate and maintain a county nursing home and facility for
supportive services under sections
. The county nursing home administrative
board may delegate to the executive committee defined in subdivision 2 the authority to supervise
the establishment, management and operation of the county nursing home and facility for
supportive services, including the approval of expenditures and other business necessary for the
efficient operation of the home within the general policies established by the county nursing home
administrative board. The county nursing home administrative board may authorize payment of
incidental expenses of the nursing home under section
Subd. 4. Expenditures, approval.
The county nursing home administrative board, or its
executive committee, if delegated to do so, shall approve by a majority vote all expenditure
vouchers, and the chair of the board or committee shall then transmit them to the county auditor
of the county in which the home and facility are located for payment.
Subd. 5. Estimates of cost.
Preparation of estimates of costs for the operation of the nursing
home and the facility for supportive services shall be submitted as required by the administrative
board of the nursing home or as called for by the county board. The fiscal year for the nursing
home, and the facility for supportive services if it is appropriate, may be the reporting year
designated by the commissioner of human services.
Subd. 6. Acceptance of gifts.
The county's nursing home administrative board may accept as
a trust any gift, donation, or endowment from any source, whether subject to special provisions
of the donor or not. The gifts, donations, or endowments shall be credited to the county nursing
home fund in the treasury of the county in which the home and facility are located and the
county nursing home administrative board shall disburse the principal or income as the donors
may have indicated.
Subd. 7. Resident funds; unclaimed money.
The administrator of a county nursing home
shall have the care and custody of all money belonging to residents as allowed by law and shall
keep accurate accounting records of all transactions concerning the money as required by the
commissioner of health and the commissioner of human services.
History: 1951 c 610 s 4; 1959 c 159 s 1; 1965 c 351 s 1; 1975 c 301 s 12; 1984 c 528 s 4;
1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1985 c 109 s 10; 1986 c 444