(65 ILCS 5/11-29-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-6)
    Sec. 11-29-6. Immediately after their appointment the directors shall meet and organize by the election of one of their number as president and one as secretary and by election of such other officers as they may deem necessary. They shall adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance in carrying out the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis and for the operation of the sanitarium and the branches, dispensaries, and auxiliary institutions and activities consistent with this Division 29 and the ordinances of the city or village except that in cities of 500,000 or more population, the board of directors shall be governed by the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8 in relation to the letting of contracts and purchase orders in carrying out the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis and of any such sanitarium, its branches, dispensaries, auxiliary institutions and activities, and in relation to the powers, functions and authority of the purchasing agent, the board of standardization and corporate authorities of such cities.
    They shall have the exclusive control of all money collected to the credit of the tuberculosis sanitarium fund. All money received in carrying out the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis shall be deposited to the credit of the tuberculosis sanitarium fund. All money in such fund received from taxes authorized to be levied by this Division 29 shall be used exclusively to provide care and treatment for tuberculosis patients. The money in such fund received on account of care and treatment provided for convalescent or chronically ill patients or both may be used to provide care and treatment for such patients. It shall be drawn upon by the proper municipal officer upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the sanitarium board except that in cities of 500,000 or more population, vouchers drawn upon such fund pursuant to the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8 may be accepted by the city comptroller in payment for purchases made for or services rendered in the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, without authentication by the sanitarium board, if the board, or the officer or employee thereof duly certified under the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8 certifies that the materials, supplies, commodities or services to which such vouchers pertain have been received.
    The board has the power to purchase or lease ground within or without the corporate limits of the city or village, and to purchase, lease, or erect appropriate buildings for the use of the sanitariums, branches, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions and activities connected therewith with the approval of the corporate authorities. It has the exclusive control of the construction of the sanitarium building or other buildings appropriate for its branches, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions and activities in connection with the institution, and of the supervision, care and custody of the grounds, rooms, or buildings constructed, leased or purchased for that purpose. The board has the power to appoint suitable superintendents or matrons or both and all necessary assistants and other employes, to fix their compensation, and to remove such appointees. The board in general shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Division 29 in establishing and maintaining a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis. At least one of the directors shall visit and examine the sanitarium at least twice each month and make monthly reports of its condition to the corporate authorities.
    In any city which has adopted or hereafter adopts Division 1 of Article 10, all appointments with the exception of superintendents and the removal of matrons and other assistants shall be made pursuant to the provisions of that civil service law and not otherwise. But where in any city persons are occupying any of these positions pursuant to appointment and certification thereon by the civil service commission of the city made after examination, those persons shall hold their positions as though duly appointed after examination under the provisions of the civil service law. All other matrons and assistants not so appointed after examination shall have the status of temporary appointees under the civil service law. All officers and employes engaged in providing care and treatment to persons afflicted with tuberculosis shall be deemed officers or employes, as the case may be of the city or village which established the tuberculosis care and treatment program.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 82.)