Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 14
HEALTH FACILITIES
39-1447.  Powers. The authority shall have the following powers together with all powers incidental thereto or necessary for the performance thereof:
(1)  to have perpetual succession as a body politic and corporate;
(2)  to adopt by-laws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business;
(3)  to sue and be sued and to prosecute and defend, at law or in equity, in any court having jurisdiction of the subject matter and of the parties;
(4)  to have and to use a corporate seal and to alter the same at pleasure;
(5)  to maintain an office at such place or places as it may designate;
(6)  to determine the location and character of any facility to be financed under the provisions of this act to acquire, construct, reconstruct, renovate, improve, replace, maintain, repair, operate, lease as lessee or lessor and regulate the same, to enter into contracts for any and all of such purposes and for the management and operation of a facility to designate a participating health institution as its agent to determine the location and character of a facility undertaken by such participating health institution, under the provisions of this act and, as agent of the authority, to acquire, construct, reconstruct, renovate, replace, improve, maintain, repair, operate, lease as lessee or lessor and regulate the same, and, as agent of the authority, to enter into contracts for any and all of such purposes including contracts for the management and operation of such facility;
(7)  to lease to a participating health institution any or all of the facilities upon such terms and conditions as the authority shall deem proper, and to charge and collect rent therefor and to terminate any such lease upon the failure of the lessee to comply with any of the obligations thereof; and to include in any such lease, if desired, provisions that the lessee thereof shall have options to renew the term of the lease for such period or periods and at such rent and upon such terms or conditions as shall be determined by the authority or to purchase any or all of the facilities or that upon payment of all of the indebtedness incurred by the authority for the financing of such facilities the authority may convey any or all of the facilities to the lessee or lessees thereof with or without consideration;
(8)  to borrow money and to issue bonds, notes, bond anticipation notes or other obligations for any of its corporate purposes and to refund the same, all as provided for in this act;
(9)  generally to fix and revise from time to time and charge and collect rates, rents, fees and charges for the use of and services furnished or to be furnished by facilities or any portion thereof and to contract with any person, association, partnership, firm or corporation or other body public or private in respect thereof;
(10)  to establish rules and regulations for the use of facilities and to designate a participating health institution as its agent, to establish rules and regulations for the use of the facilities undertaken or operated by such participating health institution; to employ or contract for consulting engineers, architects, attorneys, accountants, construction and financial experts, superintendents, managers and such other employees and agents as may be necessary in its judgment and to fix their compensation;
(11)  to receive and accept from the federal government or the state of Idaho or any other public agency loans or grants for or in aid of the construction of facilities or any portion thereof, or for equipping the same, and to receive and accept grants, gifts or other contributions from any source;
(12)  to mortgage all or any portion of the facilities and the site or sites thereof, whether then owned or thereafter acquired, for the benefit of the holders of bonds issued to finance such facilities or any portion thereof;
(13)  to make loans to any participating health institution, for the cost of the facilities in accordance with an agreement between the authority and such participating health institution; provided that no such loan shall exceed the total cost of such facilities as determined by such participating health institution, and approved by the authority;
(14)  to make mortgage loans or other secured or unsecured loans to a participating health institution, to refund outstanding obligations, mortgages or advances issued, made or given by such institution for the cost of its facilities including the function to issue bonds and make loans to a participating health institution, to refinance outstanding obligations and indebtedness incurred for facilities undertaken and completed prior to or after the enactment of this act and when the authority finds that such financing is in the public interest and either alleviates the financial hardship upon the participating health institution or is in connection with other financing by the authority for such participating health institution or may be expected to result in a lesser cost of patient care and a saving to third parties, including state or federal governments, and to others who must pay for such health care, or any combination thereof;
(15)  to do all things necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes of this act;
(16)  to charge to and equitably apportion among participating health institutions its administrative costs and expenses incurred in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred by this act;
(17)  to make and execute contracts and all other instruments necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers and functions under this act.
The authority shall not have the power to operate the facilities as a business other than as a lessee or lessor. Any lease of the facilities entered into pursuant to the provisions of this act shall provide for rentals adequate to pay principal and interest on such bonds as the same fall due and to create and maintain such reserves and accounts for depreciation as the authority shall determine to be necessary.

History:
[39-1447, added 1972, ch. 134, sec. 7, p. 286; am. 1973, ch. 178, sec. 5, p. 393; am. 1976, ch. 183, sec. 2, p. 659; am. 1985, ch. 72, sec. 1, p. 143.]


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