Meeting Schedule

5:30 P.M.
The third Tuesday of each month
2019 - 2020 Meeting schedule


BOCC Meeting Room



The final hearing adopting a millage rate and budget on September 27,2022 for the Hardee County Independent Indigent Health Care Board is being rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian.

A rescheduled final budget hearing will be held on:

Monday, October 10, 2022
8:30 A.M.
BoCC Chambers
412 West Orange Street
Wauchula, FL 33873

Budget Summary

Hardee County Indigent Health Care Special District

Governor Appointed Board Member

The Independent Indigent Health Care Board is seeking a governor appointed board member. Please down-load the Governor Appointments Application located on the What We Do page of the Independent Indigent Health Care Board website, then forward the completed application to the address listed in Tallahassee.


In 1993 Hardee County voters approved the establishment of an independent special district to fund healthcare for poor and financially vulnerable residents of the county. The Hardee County Indigent Healthcare Special District benefits the indigent population by ensuring qualifying residents have access to specific healthcare services, and was created by the adoption of Ordinance 93-03 by the Board of County Commissioners.


Specifically, the District reimburses the Florida Hospital Facility located here in Hardee County for medical expenses provided to qualifying Hardee County residents. Reimbursements are paid with ad valorem tax funds levied by the District, the total amount of which is not to exceed $550,000 annually.


The District is administered by a five member board, which is comprised of Hardee County residents. Two members are appointed by the Governor, and the remaining three members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.


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