HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-1444. Authority — Creation — Membership — Appointment — Terms of office — Filling vacancies and removals. There is hereby created an independent public body politic and corporate to be known as the "Idaho health facilities authority." Said authority is constituted a public instrumentality and the exercise by the authority of the powers conferred by this act shall be deemed and held to be the performance of an essential public function. The authority shall consist of seven (7) members to be appointed by the governor who shall be residents of the state. Not more than four (4) of said seven (7) members of the authority shall be of the same political party. At least one (1) of the members to be appointed by the governor shall be or shall have been a trustee, director, comptroller or other employee of a public or not for profit hospital knowledgeable in hospital and health care construction and financing. At least one (1) such appointed member shall be a person experienced in and having a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in the field of state and municipal finance. At least one (1) of such appointed members shall be a person experienced in and having a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in the field of health facility architecture. In making appointments the governor shall take into consideration nominees recommended to him for appointment by professional organizations of hospitals, long term care facilities, investment banking and architects. The members of the authority first appointed by the governor shall serve for terms to be designated by the governor expiring on June 30, as follows: two (2) in 1973 and 1974 and one (1) each in 1975, 1976, and 1977, respectively. Upon the expiration of the term of any appointed member his successor shall be appointed for a term of five (5) years and until his successor has been appointed and has qualified. Any member shall be eligible for reappointment. The governor shall fill any vacancy for the remainder of any unexpired term. Any member of the authority may be removed by the governor for misfeasance, malfeasance or willful neglect of duty or other cause after notice and a public hearing unless such notice or hearing shall be expressly waived in writing.
[39-1444, added 1972, ch. 134, sec. 4, p. 286; am. 1973, ch. 178, sec. 3, p. 393.]