Kansas Boards and Commission

University of Kansas Hospital Authority

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 76-3304

Governor Appoints:             13

Number of Members:           19

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Six times per year

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 Yes

Website:                                  N/A


The University of Kansas Hospital Authority is the public oversight body that governs the operations of the hospital at the University of Kansas Medical Center

K.S.A. 76-3302:

. . . the needs of the citizens of the state of Kansas and of the university of Kansas medical center and its health sciences schools will be best served if the university of Kansas hospital is transferred to and operated by an independent public authority charged with the mission of operating a teaching hospital for the benefit of the university of Kansas medical center, providing high quality patient care and providing a site for medical and biomedical research.

The authority shall be governed by a nineteen-member board of directors.  Thirteen of the members shall be appointed by the governor.  Members appointed by the governor shall be representatives of the general public who are recognized for outstanding knowledge and leadership in the fields of finance, business, health-care management, health care providers, legal affairs, education, or government.  Of the thirteen members representing the general public, there shall be at least one member from each congressional district.  Six members shall be ex-officio voting members consisting of the chancellor of the University of Kansas, the executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center, the executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the chief of staff of the University of Kansas Hospital medical staff, the president of the authority, and the dean of the University of Kansas School of Nursing.  The governor makes appointments based on a slate of candidates he receives from the authority.  Members appointed by the governor are not eligible to serve more than three consecutive terms.


Statutory Requirement:                                                                                       Term Expires:

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2014

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2014

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2015

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2015

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2016

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2016

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2016

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2017

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2017

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2018

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2018

Public Member                                                                                                            3/15/2018