(70 ILCS 920/5.2) (from Ch. 23, par. 1705.2)
    Sec. 5.2.
    If the board of directors finds that it is no longer necessary to provide an in-patient facility to serve the residents suffering from tuberculosis, it may recommend to the county board that the tuberculosis sanitarium established and maintained in the district under this Act be closed.
    When such a recommendation is received, the county board shall determine what use should be made of the sanitarium facilities. If the Tuberculosis Sanitarium Fund was used to acquire the tuberculosis sanitarium property or to construct an addition thereto, or otherwise improve such property, the county board may, subject to the provisions of this section, use the facilities for other district purposes, may lease them to public or private agencies or may sell them. If the tuberculosis sanitarium facilities are leased to a public or private agency other than the county, or are sold, then such leasing or sale must be for a consideration at least equal to the fair market value or fair rental value. If the county board uses such facilities for other purposes, then the use shall be for a consideration acceptable to the board of directors and the county board.
    Proceeds from the use, leasing or sale of sanitarium facilities under this Section shall be paid into the Tuberculosis Sanitarium Fund of the district.
    A board of directors, upon whose recommendation the district board has closed its sanitarium as provided in this Section, shall continue in existence and provide in-patient and out-patient clinical and follow-up services to the residents of its district in other private or public facilities of this State. Any of its equipment, facilities and other property which is required or useful in providing those services may be retained by the board of directors and applied to that use. The proceeds paid into the Tuberculosis Sanitarium Fund of the district under this Section shall be used to pay the costs of providing the in-patient and out-patient clinical and follow-up services, including but not limited to the construction and maintenance of an out-patient clinic and the acquisition of equipment therefor. Any balance of the proceeds from the disposition of sanitarium facilities remaining after payment of the costs of in-patient and out-patient clinical and follow-up services under this Section may be used to abate the tax necessary to provide this in-patient care and the out-patient clinical and follow-up services.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any home rule county.
(Source: P.A. 78-909.)