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Section 101863. (Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 925, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §101863.

(a) Agendas of the meetings shall be posted not less than 72 hours in advance of the meetings in a place freely accessible to the public. Agendas of meetings and any other writings, when distributed to all, or a majority of all, of the directors or committee members for consideration during an open session of a meeting, and which writings would otherwise be subject to disclosure pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 101870), shall be made reasonably available at the meetings, or as soon thereafter as practicable upon request. However, this shall not include any writing exempt from disclosure under Article 4 (commencing with Section 101870). The agenda shall indicate the time and place of the meeting and contain a brief, general description of each item of business to be considered or acted upon at the meeting, including items to be discussed in closed session. A description generally need not exceed 20 words. Items of business not included in the posted agenda shall not be considered at a meeting; except that an item may be added to the agenda upon a determination by a two-thirds vote, or if less than two-thirds of the directors or committee members are present, an unanimous vote of those present, that there is a need to take immediate action and that the need for action came to the attention of the corporation after the agenda was posted.

(b) Agendas shall include opportunity for public comment on any item on the agenda at the meeting, subject to fair and reasonable standards determined by the board of directors to ensure that the intent of this article is carried out.

(c) Meetings shall be held at a location accessible to the public. Meetings may be held by teleconference or video teleconference, provided that during the public portions of each teleconferenced meeting, the proceedings shall be audible to the public at the locations specified in the notice of the meeting, and all votes taken shall be by rollcall. When meeting by teleconference or video teleconference, at least one of the locations specified in the notice shall be a principal place of business of the corporation, including a hospital or related facility. The board of directors may adopt reasonable rules to prevent disruption of the meetings by any person.

(d) In the case of an emergency situation involving matters upon which prompt action is necessary due to a disruption or threatened disruption of the business of the corporation, an emergency meeting may be called with less than 72 hours notice. In that event, newspapers of general circulation and radio or television stations that have previously requested, in writing, notices of meetings shall be notified, if practicable, at least one hour prior to the emergency meeting.

(a) Agendas of the meetings shall be posted not less than 72 hours in advance of the meetings in a place freely accessible to the public. Agendas of meetings and any other writings, when distributed to all, or a majority of all, of the directors or committee members for consideration during an open session of a meeting, and which writings would otherwise be subject to disclosure pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 101870), shall be made reasonably available at the meetings, or as soon thereafter as practicable upon request. However, this shall not include any writing exempt from disclosure under Article 4 (commencing with Section 101870). The agenda shall indicate the time and place of the meeting and contain a brief, general description of each item of business to be considered or acted upon at the meeting, including items to be discussed in closed session. A description generally need not exceed 20 words. Items of business not included in the posted agenda shall not be considered at a meeting; except that an item may be added to the agenda upon a determination by a two-thirds vote, or if less than two-thirds of the directors or committee members are present, an unanimous vote of those present, that there is a need to take immediate action and that the need for action came to the attention of the corporation after the agenda was posted.

(b) Agendas shall include opportunity for public comment on any item on the agenda at the meeting, subject to fair and reasonable standards determined by the board of directors to ensure that the intent of this article is carried out.

(c) Meetings shall be held at a location accessible to the public. Meetings may be held by teleconference or video teleconference, provided that during the public portions of each teleconferenced meeting, the proceedings shall be audible to the public at the locations specified in the notice of the meeting, and all votes taken shall be by rollcall. When meeting by teleconference or video teleconference, at least one of the locations specified in the notice shall be a principal place of business of the corporation, including a hospital or related facility. The board of directors may adopt reasonable rules to prevent disruption of the meetings by any person.

(d) In the case of an emergency situation involving matters upon which prompt action is necessary due to a disruption or threatened disruption of the business of the corporation, an emergency meeting may be called with less than 72 hours notice. In that event, newspapers of general circulation and radio or television stations that have previously requested, in writing, notices of meetings shall be notified, if practicable, at least one hour prior to the emergency meeting.





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