HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-1442. Declaration of necessity and purpose — Liberal construction. It is hereby determined and declared that for the benefit of the people of the state of Idaho and the improvement of their health, welfare and living conditions, it is essential that the people of this state have adequate medical care and health facilities; that it is essential that health institutions within the state be provided with appropriate additional means to assist in the development and maintenance of public health, health care, hospitals and related facilities; that it is the purpose of this act to provide a measure of assistance and alternative methods to enable health institutions in the state to refund or refinance outstanding indebtedness incurred for health facilities and to provide additional facilities and structures which are sorely needed to accomplish the purposes of this act, all to the public benefit and good as more fully provided herein; and it is the intent of the legislature by the passage of this act to create the Idaho health facilities authority to lend money to health institutions and to authorize the authority to acquire, construct, reconstruct, repair, alter, improve, extend, own, lease and dispose of properties to the end that the authority may be able to promote the health and welfare of the people of this state and to vest such authority with all powers to enable such authority to accomplish such purpose; it is not intended by this act that the authority shall itself be authorized to operate any such health facility. This act shall be liberally construed to accomplish the intentions expressed herein.
[39-1442, added 1972, ch. 134, sec. 2, p. 286; am. 1973, ch. 178, sec. 1, p. 393.]