The board of county commissioners or operator shall appoint a superintendent, who may be authorized to use the title "administrator," who may reside on the premises of the county home or another building contiguous to the county home, and who shall receive the compensation the board or operator determines. 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. The superintendent or administrator shall be in the unclassified civil service.
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. The board or operator shall not appoint one of its own board members 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.
Effective Date: 05-13-1980; 04-29-2005; 07-01-2007 .