4640.0700 Administration

Published: 2015

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Subpart 1.


It is recommended that the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, 875 North Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60611, be adopted.

Subp. 2.

Governing body.

The governing body or the person or persons designated as the governing authority in each institution shall be responsible for its management, control, and operation. It shall appoint a hospital administrator and the medical staff. It shall formulate the administrative policies for the hospital. The governing body should not employ an administrator until it is determined that the administrator qualifies for registration as a hospital administrator in Minnesota. It is recommended that the governing body officially appoint one or more assistants to the administrator who shall act in the administrator's absence.

Subp. 3.

Change in administrators.

Notification of the termination of service of the administrator as well as of the appointment of a new administrator shall be given promptly in writing by the governing body of the hospital to the commissioner of health. If a registered administrator is not available to assume the position immediately, such notification to the commissioner of health should include the name of the person temporarily in charge of the hospital. This temporary period should not exceed 90 days.