History

The Health Care Board was created by a Legislative Act in 1990. The appointment procedure for members to the Laurens County Hospital Board of Trustees is outlined by state law (Act 729) that was passed in the General Assembly in 1990.

Purpose

The Health Care Board is established to oversee, advise, and direct the actions and operations of the Laurens County Hospital.

Number

The Health Care Board consists of nine (9) members.

Procedure

The Laurens County Council is vested with the authority to appoint, by a majority vote, a nominated designee at a scheduled public meeting of Council as prescribed by law.  The Nominating Agency shall notify, in writing, the Office of Laurens County Council at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date of a term of office.  A joint meeting will be held by the Nominating Committee of the Laurens County Health Care System and the County Council Committee on Health, Welfare, and Public Safety.  Upon reaching a consensus by the above-mentioned sources, a recommendation shall be submitted to County Council for further consideration and submission to the Governor for appointment to the Laurens County Health Care System.  There are known procedures (SLED report) within the Office of the Governor that involves a statewide appointment process upon nomination by Council.

Term

The Board is appointed by the Governor upon recommendations and nominations by County Council.  Board members serve for four (4) years and may be reappointed.  A total of nine (9) members are nominated by County Council – four (4) from Laurens, four (4) from Clinton and one (1) at large.  Terms expire on September 30.

AppointeeAppointed DateEnd Date
Don R. AdamsOctober 1, 2018September 30, 2022
John M. YoungOctober 1, 2018September 30, 2022
H. Byron Parker, Jr. MDOctober 1, 2017September 30, 2020
Tiffaney B. ThreattOctober 1, 2017September 30, 2020
Randy E. GarrettOctober 1, 2015September 30, 2019
James E. LatimoreOctober 1, 2016September 30, 2020
Chip CooperOctober 1, 2016September 30, 2020
Dr. John T. AndersonOctober 1, 2015September 30, 2019
John J. PeayOctober 1, 2018September 30, 2022

Note

These appointees are brought to the County Council Committee by the Hospital Nomination Committee.  The Council Committee then brings the nominee to the full Council for approval.