Mississippi House puts open hospital meetings and records back on track

JACKSON — The Mississippi House is giving new life to a push to open some now-closed public hospital board meetings and expand access to hospital records.

The House voted 109-8 (with four voting absent or present) Tuesday to send forward an amended version of Senate Bill 2407.

It says financial reports, audits, budgets and meeting minutes are public records, and requires financial documents be posted online.

It also says county supervisors could remove hospital trustees for good cause…

…An amendment made in a House committee last week limited the bill to Singing River Health System but an amendment Tuesday by Busby changed that on a voice vote.

Sun Herald
3/10/15