HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-1443. Definitions. In this act, unless the context otherwise clearly requires, the terms used herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
(a) "Authority" means the Idaho health facilities authority created by this act.
(b) "Bonds," "notes" or "bond anticipation notes" and "other obligations" means any bonds, notes, debentures, interim certificates or other evidences of financial indebtedness, respectively, issued by the authority pursuant to this act.
(c) "Health institution" means any:
(i) private not for profit hospital, corporation or institution, or
(ii) public hospital or institution,
authorized by law to provide or operate health facilities whether directly or indirectly through one (1) or more affiliates in the state of Idaho; and "participating health institution" means a health institution which, pursuant to the provisions of this act, shall undertake the financing and construction or acquisition of health facilities or shall undertake the refunding or refinancing of outstanding obligations as provided in and permitted by this act.
(d) "Health facilities" or "facilities," in the case of a participating health institution, means a structure or building suitable for use as a hospital, clinic, nursing home, or other health care facility, laboratory, laundry, nurses’, doctors’ or interns’ residence, administration building, research facility, maintenance, storage or utility facility, auditorium, dining hall, food service and preparation facility, mental and physical health care facility, dental care facility, nursing school, medical teaching facility, or other structures or facilities related to any of the foregoing or required or useful for the operation of a health facility, including, without limitation, offices, parking lots and garages and other supporting service structures, and all necessary, useful and related equipment, furnishings and appurtenances and including without limitation the acquisition, preparation and development of all lands, real and personal property, necessary or convenient as a site or sites for any of the foregoing; but shall not include such items as food, fuel, supplies or other items which are customarily considered as a current operating charge; facilities shall not include any property used or to be used primarily for sectarian instruction or study or as a place for devotional activities or religious worship.
(e) "Costs" as applied to facilities financed in whole or in part under the provisions of this act means and includes the sum total of all reasonable or necessary costs incidental to the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, repair, alteration, equipment, enlargement, improvement and extension of such facilities and acquisition of all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and interest acquired, necessary, used for or useful for or in connection with a facility and all other undertakings which the authority deems reasonable or necessary for the development of a facility including, but not limited to, the cost of demolishing or removing any building or structures on land so acquired, the cost of acquiring any lands to which such building or structures may be moved, the cost of all machinery and equipment, financing charges, interest prior to and during construction, and if judged advisable by the authority, for a period after completion of such construction, the cost of financing facilities, including interest on bonds and notes issued by the authority to finance facilities; reserves for principal and interest and for extensions, enlargements, additions and improvements; including without limitation the cost of studies and surveys; the costs for land title and mortgage guaranty policies; plans, specifications, architectural and engineering services; legal, organization, marketing or other special services; financing, acquisition, demolition, construction, equipment and site development of new and rehabilitated buildings; rehabilitation, reconstruction, repair or remodeling of existing buildings and all other necessary and incidental expenses to the construction and acquisition of facilities, the financing of such construction, and acquisition and the placing of facilities in operation.
(f) "Revenues" means, with respect to facilities, the rents, fees, charges, interest, principal repayments and other income received or to be received by the authority from any source on account of such facilities.
(g) "Refinancing of outstanding obligations" means liquidation, with the proceeds of bonds or notes issued by the authority, of any indebtedness of a participating health institution incurred to finance or aid in financing a lawful purpose of such health institution not financed pursuant to this act which would constitute a facility had it been undertaken and financed by the authority, or consolidation of such indebtedness with indebtedness of the authority incurred for a facility related to the purpose for which the indebtedness of the health institution was incurred.
[39-1443, added 1972, ch. 134, sec. 3, p. 286; am. 1973, ch. 178, sec. 2, p. 393; am. 1976, ch. 183, sec. 1, p. 657; am. 2004, ch. 382, sec. 1, p. 1143.]