STATE HOSPITAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES - RELATING TO Act of Jun. 14, 1887, P.L. 401, No. 265 Cl. 35 AN ACT To provide for the selection of sites and the erection of State Hospitals thereon for injured persons, to be located within the bituminous and semi-bituminous coal regions of this Commonwealth, to be called the State Hospitals for Injured Persons within the Bituminous and semi-Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, and for the management of the same, and making appropriations therefor. Section 8. Boards of trustees; powers The said commissioners, on the completion of said hospitals, shall surrender their trusts to the board of managers, to consist of nine members for each hospital, to be appointed by the governor from the counties (Counties of Allegheny, Bedford, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Indiana, Westmoreland, Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Clearfield, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Blair, Bradford, Cambria, Centre, Sullivan, Clinton, Huntington, Potter, Lycoming and Tioga.) named in the first section of this act, said manager or trustees shall be a body politic or corporate, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Cottage State Hospitals for Injured Persons of the Bituminous and semi-Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania," for which they are appointed. They shall serve without compensation, other than necessary traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of the duties pertaining to the above- named institutions, and such expenses shall be paid out of moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and shall manage and direct the concerns of said institutions, and make all necessary by-laws and regulations not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the Commonwealth. 1887, June 14, P.L. 401, Sec. 8. Section 9. Persons who may be treated That these hospitals shall be specially devoted to the reception, care, and treatment of injured persons; but the trustees may, in their discretion, receive, care for, and treat patients other than injured persons, either medical or surgical, when the hospital facilities are for the time being more than sufficient for the accommodation of injured persons in the hospital, and a reasonable allowance of room for prospective patients of this class, and, in the order of admission, indigent injured persons shall have precedence over any other class of patients. 1887, June 14, P.L. 401, Sec. 9; 1911, June 9, P.L. 837, Sec. 1. Section 10. Donations; quarterly statements It shall be lawful for the trustees of said hospital to receive contributions or donations from any person, firm or corporation offering to contribute or donate any money or other valuable consideration, whether by will, deed, gift or otherwise, to aid in the support, maintenance and for improving the property of said hospital: Provided, That the proceeds of all contributions or donations received by the said trustees, under the provisions of this section, shall be specially appropriated for the purposes herein stated: Provided further, That an itemized statement of the same, showing the whole amount of money received by the said trustees, under the provisions of this section, and the name or names of any person, firm or corporation contributing or donating the same, together with an itemized statement of the expenditures of said money, shall be made quarterly, under oath, to the Auditor General, the same as Statements for state appropriations are now required by law. 1887, June 14, P.L. 401, Sec. 10. Section 11. Visitors The Governor, judges of the several courts of record of this Commonwealth, inspectors of mines for the region, and members of the Legislature shall be ex officio visitors of the institution. 1887, June 14, P.L. 401, Sec. 11.