The board of county hospital trustees may receive any gift, bequest, or devise of real or personal property in trust for the erection, improvement, or support of the county hospital, and administer the said property and the proceeds thereof in the manner required by law or the instrument creating such trust. Before receiving such trust property, the board shall give additional bond in such amount as the board of county commissioners or a court requires.
Any corporation or association holding property in trust for the erection, improvement, or support of a county hospital may make application to the court of common pleas of such county for permission to resign from and relinquish the obligations of such trust. The court shall set a time for a hearing, and give notice of the hearing to the donors, if living, and to the next of kin of deceased donors, residing within the state, and notice shall also be given by publication in a newspaper published in and of general circulation within the county for three consecutive weeks. Upon hearing, with consent of the board of county hospital trustees and upon its giving such additional bond as is ordered, the court may authorize said trust property to be delivered over to said board of county hospital trustees as successor trustees. Upon delivering said trust property and making a full accounting of the administration of it to the satisfaction of the court, the former board may be discharged and any bonds or obligations for performance of its duties as such board shall be canceled.
All money held in trust by the board shall be kept in a separate fund to be known as "the hospital trust fund." The board of county hospital trustees shall make a complete report of its administration of all property and funds held in trust to the board of county commissioners with its annual report of operation of the hospital.
Effective Date: 11-15-1991 .