3709.16 Board determines duties and salaries of employees - employee insurance.

The board of health of a city or general health district shall determine the duties and fix the salaries of its employees.

No member of the board shall be appointed as health officer or ward physician.

The board of health of any health district may procure and pay all or any part of the cost of group life, hospitalization, surgical, major medical, sickness and accident insurance, or a combination of any of the foregoing types of insurance or coverage, for the health commissioner, the employees of the health district, and their immediate dependents, from the funds or budgets from which said health commissioner or employees are compensated for services, issued by an insurance company or a health insuring corporation duly authorized to do business in this state.

Notwithstanding section 3917.01 of the Revised Code, the board of health of any health district may purchase group life insurance authorized by this section by reason of payment of premiums therefor by the board from its funds, and such group life insurance may be issued and purchased if otherwise consistent with sections 3917.01 to 3917.06 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 06-04-1997.