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THE A'rORNEY GENERAL
PRICE DANIEL AUTIN 11, rxAS
August 30, 1951
Hon. Joe E. Gracey Opinion No. V-1265
Stephens County Re: Authority of the com-
Breckenridge, Texas missioners' court re.
specting fiscal mat-
ters of the county
Dear Sir: hospital.
Reference is made to your request for an
opinion wherein you state:
"The board of managers of-the Ste-
phens.County Memorial Hospital, which is
a hospital constructed by Stephens Coun-
ty, Texas, with bonds voted for that
purpose and such help as was given the
County by the Federal Government in con-
nection with the hospital building pro-
gram, are taking the position that they
have the right to take all of the funds
derived from the operation of the hospit-
al and place it in the local ban* which
is the county depository, in a special
account, under the exclusive control of
a board of managers. The board of man-
agers then insist that they have a right
to approve all bills and authorize the
payment of all such bills and expenses in
connection with the operation of the hos-
pital without the approval of the Commis-
sioners' Court of Stephens County, Texas.
It is the contention of the Commissioners'
Court that under Article 4484, Vernon's
Civil Statutes of Texas, that the board
shall certify all bills and accounts, in-
cluding salaries and wages, and transmit
same to the Commissioners' Court, who
shall provide for their payment in the
same manner as other charges against the
County are paid. It is the further con-
tention of the Commissioners' Court that
under Article 4485 of Vernon's Civil
Statutes of Texas, that it is the duty
of the hospital superintendent, as pro-
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