HEALTH AND SAFETY
HOSPITAL LICENSES AND INSPECTION
39-1331. Powers and duties of board. For and on behalf of the district the board shall have the following powers:
a. To have and use a corporate seal.
b. To have perpetual existence.
c. To sue and be sued and be a party to suits, actions and proceedings.
d. To purchase, acquire, dispose of and encumber real and personal property and hold lands, buildings, and all types of property, make such contracts and purchases, acquire and hold such personal property as may be necessary or convenient for its purposes, provided, however, that before any real property of such district may be sold, notice thereof must be given by publication in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the county where such district is situated for three (3) consecutive weekly issues.
e. In addition to the other means providing revenue for such districts as herein provided, the board shall have the power and authority to levy and collect ad valorem taxes on and against all taxable property within the district, as hereinafter provided.
f. To borrow money and incur indebtedness and evidence the same by certificates, notes or debentures, and to issue bonds in accordance with the provisions of this act.
g. To refund any bonded indebtedness of the district without an election, provided, however, that the obligations of the district shall not be increased by any refund of bonded indebtedness. Otherwise the terms and conditions of refunding bonds shall be substantially the same as those of an original issue of bonds.
h. To have the management, control and supervision of all the business and affairs of the district, and the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of district improvements therein or therefor.
i. To hire and retain agents, employees, engineers and attorneys.
j. To have and exercise the power of eminent domain in manner provided by law for the condemnation of private property for public use; to take any property necessary to the exercise of the powers herein granted.
k. To adopt and amend by-laws not in conflict with the constitution and laws of the state for carrying on business, objects and affairs of the board and of the district.
l. To have and exercise all rights and powers necessary or incidental to, or implied from the specific powers granted herein, including the charging of reasonable rates for services rendered to patients of said hospital or medical clinic. Such specific powers shall not be considered as a limitation upon any power necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes and intent of this act.
[39-1331, added 1965, ch. 173, sec. 14, p. 340; am. 1976, ch. 132, sec. 3, p. 498.]