Responsibilities The Hospital Board is an administrative board responsible for the planning, operation and evaluation of all hospital and nursing home programs, services and related organizational activities consistent with the City Charter, City Ordinances and facility bylaws. The board consists of 9 members (3 County Commission appointed and 5 City Council appointed) and a practicing physician representative who each serve three year terms. A minimum of six members must reside in the City or County of Brookings. Appointment of members is in January. For more information on requirements and responsibilities, view the City Code.