Agenda Item
Docket No. 12-248
Advisory opinion regarding whether Lauren Trahan, the daughter of Iberia Parish Councilman Marty Trahan, may be employed as an x-ray technician with Iberia Parish Hospital Service District No. 1.
Marty Trahan is a member of the Iberia Parish Council. The Iberia Parish Council created the Iberia Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 pursuant to La. R.S. 46:1051. As such, the hospital service district is part of Mr. Trahan's governmental entity. I Iberia Parish has a population of approximately 73,000.

Lauren Trahan is the daughter of Mr. Trahan. Ms. Trahan seeks to become an x-ray technician for the Iberia Parish Hospital Service District No. 1.

La. R.S. 42:1119B(2)(b)(i) provides any hospital service district with a population of 100,000 or less or a hospital public trust authority located in such district may enter into an initial recruiting contract with or employ as a health care provider, a licensed physician, a registered nurse or an allied health professional who is a member of the immediate family of any district board, authority, or parish governing authority member or of the chief executive of the district or authority provided that such family member is the only qualified applicant who has applied for the position after it has been advertised for at least 30 days in the official journal of the parish and is all newspapers of general circulation in the parish where the hospital is located.

Adopt proposed advisory opinion.

Assigned Attorney: Tracy Barker
2012-248- Advisory Opinion Request(1)
2012-248 Draft Opinion