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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/5-36008

    (55 ILCS 5/5-36008) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-36008)
    Sec. 5-36008. Contracts in violation of regulations. If any Office, department, institution or agency of the county government or officer or employee thereof shall purchase or contract for any supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services contrary to the provisions of this Division, or contrary to the rules and regulations made thereunder, such order or contract shall be void and of no effect, and if county funds shall have been paid out upon such order or contract, the amount thereof may be recovered in the name of the county in an appropriate action instituted therefor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-36009

    (55 ILCS 5/5-36009) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-36009)
    Sec. 5-36009. Interests of officers and employees. Neither the county purchasing agent nor any member of the Board of Standardization created by this Division shall be financially interested, either directly or indirectly, in any contract for or purchase of any supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services furnished to or used by any office, department, institution or agency of the county government. The county purchasing agent or any member of his staff, or any member of the Board of Standardization who shall accept or receive directly or indirectly from any person, firm or corporation to which any contract or purchase order may be awarded, any rebate, gift, money, or anything of value whatsoever, be guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not to exceed $10,000 and shall forfeit his right to his office, trust or employment and shall be removed therefrom.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-36010

    (55 ILCS 5/5-36010) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-36010)
    Sec. 5-36010. Board of Standardization. There shall be a Board of Standardization for the County of Cook composed of the County purchasing agent who shall be chairman, the Superintendent of the County Hospital, or some person designated by him, the superintendent of the Oak Forest Hospital, or some person designated by him, the Superintendent of Highways, or some person designated by him, the Sheriff, or some person designated by him, and the President of the County Board, or some person designated by him. The members of the Board of Standardization shall receive no compensation for their services as such members. It shall be the duty of the Board of Standardization to classify the requirements of the county government as to supplies, materials and equipment; to adopt as standards the smallest number of the various qualities, sizes and varieties of such supplies, materials and equipment consistent with the efficient operation of the county government, and to prepare, adopt and promulgate written specifications describing such standards. In the preparation and revision of any such standard specifications, the Board of Standardization shall seek the advice, assistance and cooperation of the county Offices, departments, institutions and agencies concerned to ascertain their requirements. All specifications must be definite and certain, and, in so far as possible, permit of competitive bids. After its adoption, each standard specification shall, until revised or rescinded, apply alike in terms and effect to every future purchase and contract for the purchase of every commodity.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-36011

    (55 ILCS 5/5-36011) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-36011)
    Sec. 5-36011. Annual report by county purchasing agent. The county purchasing agent shall, at such time as prescribed by the Board of Commissioners, submit to the Board an annual report of the activities of his office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-37

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-37 heading)
Division 5-37. County Hospitals - Counties
over 1,000,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/5-37001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-37001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-37001)
    Sec. 5-37001. Applicability; subtitle. This Division shall apply only in counties containing 1,000,000 or more inhabitants, and shall be subtitled the "County Hospitals Law".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-37002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-37002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-37002)
    Sec. 5-37002. Legislative declaration. The General Assembly recognizes that adequate health care is a fundamental right of the people of the State of Illinois; that there should be no distinction in the availability of quality health care based upon one's inability to pay; that the alarming acceleration of health care costs often results in calamitous financial burdens for the unfortunate families which suffer major illnesses or injuries; and that there exists an urgent need for substantial improvement in the State's ability to provide health care services to the indigent in a proficient and compassionate manner. Therefore, it is the intent of the General Assembly to establish efficient and economical systems of public health care delivery in densely populated counties throughout the State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-37003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-37003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-37003)
    Sec. 5-37003. Duties and powers of board of commissioners. The Board of Commissioners shall have and exercise all rights, powers and duties heretofore exercised by the Commission. All books, records, papers, documents, property, real and personal, unexpended appropriations and pending business in any way pertaining to the rights, powers and duties of the Commission shall be transferred and delivered to the Board of Commissioners. All rights, duties and obligations of the Commission shall become the rights, duties and obligations of the Board of Commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-37004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-37004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-37004)
    Sec. 5-37004. Contracts for operation of hospitals, programs and services. The Board of Commissioners may contract with one or more responsible corporations, hospitals, health care facilities or units of local government or with the governing authorities of any institution of higher education, and specifically may enter into joint ventures and reciprocal agreements with the University of Illinois Hospital, for the operation of any hospital, health or allied medical research programs and for the provision of any medical, surgical, or nursing, health, research or laboratory services which the county has been or may be required or authorized by law to provide, and the Board may contract for any other service for the convenience of its operations as it may deem advisable.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-37005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-37005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-37005)
    Sec. 5-37005. Budget; appropriations. The Board of Commissioners of such county shall prepare a consolidated budget covering all anticipated income, expenses, and capital outlays of any such hospital, hospital facility and the hospital, medical, nursing, health and allied medical programs related thereto, of any comprehensive health plans and services provided in accordance with such plans, and of any agreement or contracts with public or private nonprofit hospitals or health care facilities. The Board of Commissioners shall appropriate, in accordance with Division 6-24, a sufficient sum of money as the Board deems necessary to meet the expenses and to carry out the provisions of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)