13.0102 Medical Center–Powers and duties.

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The Medical Center has the powers and duties:

(1) to provide quality medical attention within the constraints of available resources as required by statute;

(2) to operate, manage, and supervise all hospital facilities and functions of the Medical Center; and other medical facilities that may in the future become part of the Medical Center through construction, purchase, or lease;

(3) to provide mobile emergency services;

(4) to hire, supervise, and discipline health service professionals and other employees as necessary to fulfill its duties in accordance with the laws and rules applicable to American Samoa Government employees and 13.0108 of this act;

(5) to obtain expert advice and consultation in matters related to the operation of the Medical Center;

(6) to procure, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire personal property of every kind in accordance with American Samoa Government procurement laws and rules and regulations promulgated by Medical Center pursuant to this act;

(7) to hold, enjoy, inventory, and account for personal property of every kind;

(8) to sell and convey personal property of every kind in accordance with American Samoa Government procurement laws and rules or rules and regulations promulgated by Medical Center pursuant to this act;

(9) to obtain, manage, and expend financial gains for the purpose of transacting its business;

(10) to directly receive, and expend, federal grant funds as a sub-grantee of the American Samoa Government;

(11) to operate Medical Center financial accounts and to provide accounting therefore in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

(12) to establish and publish schedules of charges and fees for services in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, 4.1001 et seq. A.S.C.A.;

(13) to provide the Governor and the Legislature with quarterly financial reports, and an annual report each;

(14) to adopt administrative rules pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, 4.1001 et seq. A.S.C.A., as are necessary for the efficient and effective administration of the powers and duties of the Medical Center;

(15) to work with the Department of Health to coordinate activities directed toward health promotion and illness prevention; and

(16) to take such other action as is necessary to accomplish the full and convenient exercise of the foregoing powers and duties.

History: 1998, PL 25-20.