1. Medical services
1. Medical services
A county may be liable for the reasonable value of necessary hospital services furnished to poor persons when the county board, after receiving notice of the situation, neglects or refuses to make any arrangements for the care of the person. Creighton-Omaha Regional Health Care Corp. v. Douglas County, 202 Neb. 686, 277 N.W.2d 64 (1979).
A hospital which furnishes hospital services to a poor person without a prior authorization by the county board acts at its peril with respect to reimbursement from county funds. Creighton-Omaha Regional Health Care Corp. v. Douglas County, 202 Neb. 686, 277 N.W.2d 64 (1979).
County board by statute has been made overseer of the poor and the county board has mandatory duty to provide for poor persons whether or not they are residents of the county. Creighton-Omaha Regional Health Care Corp. v. Douglas County, 202 Neb. 686, 277 N.W.2d 64 (1979).
County is not liable for hospital expense unless authorized by county board even though emergency existed. Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital v. Clay County, 170 Neb. 61, 101 N.W.2d 510 (1960).
Physician must ascertain at his peril the power of county officers to bind the county for payment of his services by county in treating poor persons. Neill v. Dakota County, 140 Neb. 26, 299 N.W. 294 (1941).
The county board of each county is vested with entire and exclusive superintendence of the poor, with authority to employ a county physician. Miller v. Banner County, 135 Neb. 549, 283 N.W. 206 (1939).
It is the duty of a county board to provide the necessary medical services for a pauper patient within own county. Burnham v. Lincoln County, 128 Neb. 47, 257 N.W. 491 (1934).
A physician not hired by county may not recover for emergency services to a poor person where there is a duly appointed county physician to care for poor, ready, willing and able to serve but not consulted. Sayre v. Madison County, 127 Neb. 200, 254 N.W. 874 (1934).
A contract by a county board to pay a specified sum to one who will undertake to provide all medical services for the poor within the county is invalid. Hustead v. Richardson County, 104 Neb. 27, 175 N.W. 648 (1919).
Physician who is paid for treating inmates of county poor farm and county jail may recover from county for services and expenses and quarantining and suppressing epidemic. Plumb v. York County, 95 Neb. 655, 146 N.W. 938 (1914).
County board may either employ a physician by the year to furnish medical services to paupers, or it may employ a physician to attend each case as it arises. Red Willow County v. Davis, 49 Neb. 796, 69 N.W. 138 (1896).
County is not liable for medical attendance rendered to nonresident pauper without order from board. Hamilton County v. Meyers, 23 Neb. 718, 37 N.W. 623 (1888).
If county physician refuses to attend, county is liable to other physicians employed. Gage County v. Fulton, 16 Neb. 5, 19 N.W. 781 (1884).
Duty of county board to support poor is subject to limitation upon the expenditures of the county. State ex rel. Boxberger v. Burns, 132 Neb. 31, 270 N.W. 656 (1937).
In counties under township organization in which a poorhouse has not been established, burden of supporting poor in respective townships devolves upon such townships. Custer Township v. Board of Supervisors of Antelope County, 103 Neb. 128, 170 N.W. 600 (1919).