In lieu of vesting the control and operation of the hospital owned by a joint township hospital district in the board of hospital governors pursuant to sections 513.16 and 513.17 of the Revised Code, a joint township district hospital board may, upon such terms as are agreed upon between such board and a constituted and empowered nonsectarian Ohio corporation, organized for charitable purposes and not for profit, a majority of whose members reside in the county or counties in which said joint township hospital district is located, lease to such corporation for use as a general hospital, the lands, buildings, and equipment of any such joint township district general hospital, including any enlargements thereof.
Such lease may be from year to year or may provide for a term of not more than thirty years and may provide that such board has the option to renew such lease at the expiration thereof for a further term of not more than thirty years upon such terms as are provided for in such lease. Such leasing agreement shall also make provisions for rendering at least annually to the board of hospital governors an accounting of all receipts and expenditures of such nonprofit corporation, for filing with said board of rules and regulations prescribed from time to time by said corporation, and for the due provision and maintenance of the facilities of such general hospital. In the event that the nonprofit corporation fails faithfully and efficiently to administer, maintain, and operate such hospital as a public general hospital, admitting patients without regard to race, creed, or color, then, after an opportunity is given to be heard upon written charges, such agreement may be terminated and the control and management of such hospital, together with all additions, improvements, and equipment, shall revert to and become the property of the joint township hospital district board to be operated as provided by law.
Effective Date: 11-15-1991 .