A joint township district hospital board, or a board of county commissioners may, in lieu of proceeding to establish, construct, and maintain a joint township hospital, or in the case of a county, a county-hospital, enter into an agreement with a municipal corporation, which proposes to establish, or has established, a municipal hospital, for participation by such district or county in the erection or enlargement of such municipal hospital, or in its maintenance and operation, or both. Such agreement may provide for the amounts to be contributed by the district or county for such construction or enlargement and for maintenance and operation, the rights and privileges to be enjoyed by the district or county and its inhabitants by virtue of such contributions, and the rights or representation by the district or county upon the municipal corporation's board of hospital commissioners or board of governors, or both.
If, under such agreement, the district or county is obligated to contribute a sum for the erection or enlargement of the municipal hospital, the district hospital board shall submit to the electors of such joint township hospital district, voting as a subdivision, or the county shall submit to the electors of the county, the question of the issue of bonds of such district or county, in the amount necessary to provide such sum. The proceedings in the matter of such election and in the issuance and sale of such bonds, if authorized by the electors, shall conform to Chapter 133. of the Revised Code. The aggregate net indebtedness created or incurred by a joint township hospital district, or by a county, for the purposes of this section, shall not exceed two per cent of the tax valuation of such district or county.
Effective Date: 11-15-1991 .