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SECTION 420
Boards of visitors; appointment
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 4, TITLE 2
§ 420. Boards of visitors; appointment. 1. (a) Subject to the
provisions of this chapter, each hospital in the department shall
continue to have a board of seven visitors, to be appointed by the
governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate; provided
however that in the case of the state institute for the study of
malignant diseases one of the seven members of the board of visitors
shall be the commissioner, ex-officio.

(b) At least two members of the board of visitors of the Helen Hayes
hospital shall be duly licensed physicians and at least two members
shall be women. This provision shall not affect the offices of the
present members; but appointments hereafter shall be so made as to
comply herewith as soon as practicable.

(c) At least two of the members of the board of visitors of the state
institute for the study of malignant diseases shall be residents of the
city of Buffalo or vicinity and one member of the board of visitors
shall be a member of the medical faculty or of the council of the
University of Buffalo.

2. (a) The terms of office of the members of the boards of visitors,
other than the members of the board of visitors of the state institute
for the study of malignant diseases, shall be seven years, and they
shall be so appointed that the term of at least one of the members of
the board of visitors shall expire on the thirty-first day of December
of each year.

(b) The terms of office of the members of the board of visitors of the
state institute for the study of malignant diseases shall be five years
and they shall be so appointed that the term of at least one of the
members shall expire on the thirty-first of December of each year.

3. All vacancies on the several boards of visitors of hospitals in the
department shall be filled by the governor in the same manner as
original appointments, and the person appointed to fill a vacancy in the
board of visitors of a hospital in the department shall hold office for
the remainder of the term of the person whom he succeeds.

4. The governor may remove any member or members of a board of
visitors for cause after an opportunity to be heard.

5. This section shall not affect the terms of the present members of
such board.

6. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this section or any
other provision of law to the contrary, upon the transfer to the Roswell
Park Cancer Institute corporation of the operations of the Roswell Park
Cancer Institute, the board of visitors of Roswell Park Cancer Institute
shall cease to operate and the terms of the current members of the board
of visitors shall terminate. In the event that the operations of the
Roswell Park Cancer Institute revert to the department of health, the
board of visitors shall be reconstituted and the governor shall make new
appointments pursuant to this section.