A. The superintendent of the home shall, subject to the directions of the governor, be charged with the care, custody and management of the home.
B. The superintendent shall admit persons to the home and shall see that persons admitted to the home are comfortably cared for, fed and provided necessary medications and furnished with necessary medical treatment in the most cost-effective manner determined by the superintendent. For the purposes of this subsection:
- "Formulary" means a listing of drugs intended to include a large enough range of drugs to enable health practitioners to prescribe treatment that is medically appropriate.
- "Necessary medical treatment" means procedures, treatment and medical equipment covered by a resident's medical insurance plan.
- "Necessary medications" means medications that are prescribed by the resident's physician and that are on a formulary or are nonformulary prescriptions that are approved by the superintendent through a prior authorization process.
C. The superintendent shall select a supplemental medical insurance plan for residents of the home. Residents of the home shall participate in the supplemental medical insurance plan selected by the superintendent. If a resident does not participate in the supplemental medical insurance plan selected by the superintendent, the resident assumes all financial and logistical responsibility for the resident's medical care.
D. Claims for salaries and expenses authorized by this article shall be approved by the governor.
E. The superintendent, on or before the tenth day of each month, shall deposit, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, all monies received under this article in the state general fund.