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(55 ILCS 5/3-14049)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-14049)
Appointment of physicians and nurses for the poor
and mentally ill persons.
The appointment, employment and removal by the
Board of Commissioners of Cook County of all physicians and surgeons, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and
nurses for the care and treatment of the sick, poor, mentally ill or
persons in need of mental treatment of said county shall be made only in
conformity with rules prescribed by the County Civil Service Commission to
accomplish the purposes of this Section.
The Board of Commissioners of Cook County may provide that all such
physicians and surgeons who serve without compensation shall be appointed
for a term to be fixed by the Board, and that the physicians and surgeons
usually designated and known as interns shall be appointed for a term to
be fixed by the Board: Provided, that there may also, at the discretion of
the board, be a consulting staff of physicians and surgeons, which staff
may be appointed by the president, subject to the approval of the board,
and provided further, that the Board may contract with any recognized
training school or any program for health professionals for health care services of any or all of such sick or mentally ill
or persons in need of mental treatment.
(Source: P.A. 99-581, eff. 1-1-17; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18