5155.03 Appointment of superintendent or administrator or contract with public or private entity.

(A) The board of county commissioners or operator shall do either of the following:

(1) Appoint a superintendent or administrator of the county home;

(2) In accordance with section 5155.012 of the Revised Code, enter into a contract with a public or private entity that agrees to select a superintendent or administrator with the advice and consent of the board.

(B) The superintendent or administrator may reside on the premises of the county home or another building contiguous to the county home. The superintendent or administrator and any administrative assistant shall each be allowed actual necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of official duties. The superintendent or administrator shall perform the duties that the board or operator imposes and shall be governed in all respects by the board's or operator's rules.

(C) A superintendent or administrator appointed under division (A)(1) of this section shall receive the compensation the board or operator determines and shall be in the unclassified civil service.

(D) If the superintendent or administrator is a public employee, the board or operator may, by resolution, provide for the appointment by the superintendent or administrator of an assistant superintendent or administrator, who shall perform the duties at the county home prescribed by the superintendent or administrator. Otherwise, the board or operator may appoint an assistant superintendent or administrator.

(E) No member of the board or operator shall serve as superintendent or administrator, nor shall any commissioner or trustee be eligible to any other office in the county home, or receive any compensation as physician or otherwise, directly or indirectly, wherein the appointing power is vested in the board of county commissioners or board of county hospital trustees, as applicable.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 290, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.

Effective Date: 05-13-1980; 04-29-2005; 07-01-2007.