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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Jiv MATTOX June 27, 1989
Honorable Joe Lucas Opinion No. JM-1064
El Paso County Attorney
City-County Building, #201 Re: Authority of a commis-
El Paso, Texas 79901 sioners court to remove a
member of the board of
managers of a hospital dis-
trict created under article
4494n, V.T.C.S. (RQ-1622)
Dear Mr. Lucas:
You ask two questions regarding the removal of a member
of the board of managers of a county hospital district.
First you ask whether the County Commissioners Court of El
Paso County has the authority to remove, without cause, a
member of the Board of Managers of El Paso County Hospital
District and replace him with another appointee.
You tell us that the El Paso County Hospital District
[hereinafter the district] was created pursuant to article
4494n, V.T.C.S. Section 5 of that article provides for the
appointment of a board of managers as follows:
The Commissioners Court shall appoint a
Board of Hospital Managers, consisting of not
less than five (5) nor more than seven (7)
members, who shall serve for a term of two (2)
years, with overlapping terms if desired, and
with initial appointments to terms of office
arranged accordingly, without pay, and whose
duties shall be to manage, control and
administer the hospital or hospital system of
the Hospital District. (Emphasis added.)
V.T.C.S. art. 4494n, 5. Neither that section nor any
other section of article 4494n provides for the removal of
In answering your question, we must first decide
whether the managers of county hospital districts are
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