64. Administration of plan. 1. The board of supervisors shall by local law provide for the administration of the plan, such plan to be administered by either a committee or an administrator. Any county officer or employee or other person may be appointed to such committee or act as administrator, or be appointed or employed by such committee or administrator. The committee or administrator may employ, subject to the approval of the board of supervisors, such persons as may be deemed necessary for the operation of the plan, and may contract for necessary actuarial, or other expert or professional services. Members of the committee or the administrator, and all other officers and employees of the plan, shall receive such salary or other remuneration, payable from moneys of the plan, as shall be fixed by the board of supervisors. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, a county officer or employee, other than a member of the board of supervisors, in addition to his salary as such officer or employee, may be compensated as a member of such committee, as such administrator, or as an officer or employee of the plan.
2. The county treasurer shall be the custodian of all moneys of the plan. Such moneys shall be accounted for as a separate fund to be known as the county self-insurance fund, and shall be deposited in a bank or trust company designated in the manner provided by law as a depositary of moneys of the county. Disbursements of such moneys, except for payment of fixed salaries, shall be made only upon order of the committee or administrator, as the case may be. Compensation may be paid upon such order to persons entitled thereto in the manner provided in section twenty-five of this chapter. The amount of compensation payable prior to an award pursuant to such order shall constitute a settled claim within the meaning of the local finance law. Books, records and papers of the plan shall be subject to examination and audit as provided in section two hundred ten of the county law.
3. The county attorney shall be legal advisor to the plan and it shall be his duty to represent the plan in all controversies. In addition, the county attorney may engage subject to the approval of the board of supervisors, counsel in respect to any particular subject matter, proceeding or litigation, in which event the expense of engaging such special counsel shall be charged as an administrative expense of the plan.
Last modified: February 3, 2019