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Establishment of public general hospitals
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 6
§ 126. Establishment of public general hospitals. The governing board
of any county, town, city or village may by resolution determine that
there shall be in said county, town, city or village a public general
hospital for the care and treatment of the sick and in any county not
having a tuberculosis hospital established under sections forty-five to
forty-nine-e, both inclusive, of the county law, said public general
hospital may include a pavilion or other provision for the care of
tuberculosis patients. In any city in which a board of estimate and
apportionment or other board is required to approve appropriations for
public purposes, the resolution of the governing board to establish a
public general hospital shall be effective only after the necessary
appropriation for lands and buildings for such public general hospital
shall have been approved by said board of estimate and apportionment or
other board, in the same manner and by the same vote by which it is
required by law to approve other appropriations for public purposes.
When the governing board of any county, town, city or village shall have
voted to establish a public general hospital, such governing board shall
have the following powers:

1. To purchase and lease real property therefor, or acquire such real
property and easements therein by condemnation proceedings in the manner
prescribed in the condemnation law, in any locality within the
jurisdiction of such governing board.

2. To cause to be assessed, levied and collected such sums of money as
shall have been approved as hereinabove provided for suitable lands and
buildings, and as it shall deem necessary for equipment and improvements
for said hospital, and for the maintenance thereof, and for all other
necessary expenditures therefor; or such governing board may finance
expenditures for the erection of such hospital and for the purchase of a
site therefor pursuant to the provisions of the local finance law, and
may transfer such moneys so appropriated to the treasurer of such
hospital, subject to such regulations as to audit thereof by such
governing board as it may deem proper when such board of managers have
appointed a treasurer as hereinafter provided for.

3. To accept and hold in trust for the county, town, city or village
of which it is the governing board, any grant or devise of land, or any
gift or bequest of money or other personal property, or any donation to
be applied, principal or income, or both, for the benefit of said
hospital, and apply the same in accordance with the terms of the gift.

4. Such governing board may also adopt a resolution authorizing the
board of managers of such hospital to elect a treasurer, who shall be
bonded, and who shall establish an account in a bank or banks in the
name of such hospital and deposit in such account all money received or
collected by such hospital and pay therefrom all bills, accounts, and
salaries and wages, when approved by the board of managers of such
hospital, within the budget limits, by resolution subject to such
regulations as the governing board may deem proper; provided, however,
that the proceeds, inclusive of premiums, from the sale of bonds, bond
anticipation notes, capital notes or budget notes shall be deposited in
a special account in a bank or trust company located and authorized to
do business in this state, shall not be commingled with other funds, and
shall be expended only for the object or purpose for which such
obligations were issued.