MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
IDAHO NONPROFIT HOSPITAL SALE OR CONVERSION ACT
48-1510. Penalties — Remedies. (1) In his discretion, the attorney general may apply to the district court for an order voiding any nonprofit hospital conversion transaction entered into in violation of the notice and disclosure requirements of section 48-1503(1), Idaho Code. Each member of the governing boards and the chief executive officers of the parties to the nonprofit hospital conversion transaction may be subject to a civil penalty of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for knowingly failing to notify the attorney general of the nonprofit hospital conversion transaction, or for violating the provisions of section 48-1511, Idaho Code, as applicable. The amount of any civil penalty shall be determined by the district court in the county in which the nonprofit hospital’s assets to be transferred are located. No such penalty may be imposed under this section merely because the attorney general files suit under section 48-1504, Idaho Code, or because the district court enters an order that the nonprofit hospital conversion transaction at issue is not in the charitable trust interest. The attorney general shall institute proceedings to impose such a penalty.
(2) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the common law authority of the attorney general regarding charitable trusts and charitable assets in this state. The provisions of this chapter are in addition to, and not a replacement for, any other actions which the attorney general may take under either the common law or statutory law, including rescinding the nonprofit hospital conversion transaction, granting injunctive relief or any combination of these and other remedies available under common law or statutory law.
[48-1510, added 2000, ch. 314, sec. 1, p. 1058.]