Health & Safety Code Section 282.027
(a)The board shall appoint a superintendent to serve as the district’s chief administrator.
(b)The superintendent serves at the will of the board and is responsible to the board for the efficient administration of hospital affairs.
(c)The superintendent is entitled to compensation as determined by the board.
(d)The superintendent may attend board meetings and meetings of a board committee and may participate in the discussion of matters within the superintendent’s functions, but the superintendent may not vote on matters considered by the board.
(e)The superintendent shall:
(1)control administrative functions of the hospital;
(2)carry out the board orders;
(3)ensure that the district complies with state law relating to matters within the superintendent’s functions; and
(4)fully advise the board of the district’s financial condition and needs.
(f)At least once a year, the superintendent shall:
(1)prepare an estimate of administrative expenses for the succeeding fiscal year;
(2)recommend to the board and estimate the cost of improvements to be made in the succeeding fiscal year;
(3)certify to the board district bills, allowances, and payrolls, including public works contractors’ claims; and
(4)recommend to the board salary amounts of district employees under the administrator and a salary scale to be paid for different services required by the district.
Section 282.027 — Superintendent; Duties,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.282.htm#282.027 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).