(60 ILCS 1/170-40)
Rules and regulations for operation of hospital.
(a) Every public hospital established under this Article shall be maintained
for the benefit of the inhabitants of the township by which it is established
who are sick, injured, or maimed, but every inhabitant of the township who is
not a pauper shall pay to the board of directors or to a designated employee of
the board reasonable compensation for occupancy, nursing, care, medicine, or
attendance, according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the board. The
public hospital shall always be subject to reasonable rules and regulations
adopted by the board of directors to render the use of the hospital of the
greatest benefit to the greatest number. The board of directors may exclude
from the use of the hospital all inhabitants and persons who wilfully violate
any of the reasonable rules and regulations established by the board. The board
of directors may extend the privileges and use of the public hospital to
persons residing outside of the township upon terms and conditions prescribed
by the board of directors in its rules and regulations.
(b) When a public hospital is established and in operation, the physicians,
nurses, attendants, patients, and all persons approaching or coming within the
limits of the public hospital, and all furniture and other articles used or
brought there, shall be subject to rules and regulations prescribed by the
board of directors.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 1735; P.A. 86-739; 88-62.)