Section 11-95-7

Powers of corporation.

In addition to all other powers granted elsewhere in this chapter, a corporation shall have the following powers, together with all powers incidental thereto or necessary to the discharge thereof in corporate form:

(1) To have succession by its corporate name for the duration of time (which may be perpetuity, subject to the provisions of Section 11-95-19) specified in its certificate of incorporation;

(2) To sue and be sued in its own name in civil suits and actions, and to defend suits against it;

(3) To adopt and make use of a corporate seal and to alter the same at pleasure;

(4) To adopt and alter bylaws for the regulation and conduct of its affairs and business;

(5) To acquire, construct, equip, enlarge, improve, maintain, and operate hospital facilities in the authorizing county and to do all things necessary to that end;

(6) To receive, acquire, take and hold, whether by purchase, gift, lease, devise, or otherwise, real and personal property of every description and to manage and dispose of the same by any form of legal conveyance or transfer; provided, however, that the corporation shall not, without the prior approval of the governing bodies of the authorizing subdivisions, have the power to dispose of substantially all of its assets or of any hospital facilities the disposition of which would materially reduce or impair the level of hospital or health care services rendered by the corporation;

(7) To provide instruction for, and to contract for the instruction of, nurses and other technical, professional and paramedical personnel;

(8) To select and appoint medical staff and dental staff members and others licensed to practice the healing arts and to delineate and define the privileges granted each such individual;

(9) To affiliate with, and contract to provide training and clinical experience for, students of other institutions;

(10) To rent, lease, or contract for the operation of any department, section, equipment, or holdings of the corporation;

(11) To establish, collect, and alter charges for services rendered and supplies furnished by it;

(12) To make all needful or appropriate rules and regulations for the conduct of any hospital facilities owned or operated by it and to alter such rules and regulations;

(13) To provide for such insurance as the business of the corporation may require;

(14) To cooperate with the State Board of Health and the State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to make contracts with either of said agencies respecting the operation of any hospital facilities owned or operated by it;

(15) To receive and accept grants from the United States, the state and any county or municipality, and from any agency or instrumentality of any of the foregoing, and to give such assurances, contractual or otherwise, to or for the benefit of any such grantor as may be required in connection with, or as a precedent to, the receipt of any such grant;

(16) To give such assurances, contractual or otherwise, and to make such commitments and agreements as may be necessary or desirable to preclude the exercise of any rights of recovery with respect to, or the forfeiture of title to, any of its hospital facilities or other property or any hospital facilities or other property proposed to be acquired by it;

(17) To make and alter rules and regulations for the treatment of indigent patients;

(18) To assume any obligations of any entity that conveys and transfers to the corporation any hospital facilities or other property, or interest therein, provided that such obligations appertain to the hospital facilities, property or interest so conveyed and transferred to the corporation;

(19) To assume, establish, fund, and maintain retirement, pension, or other employee benefit plans for its employees;

(20) To borrow money in order to provide funds for any lawful corporate function, use, or purpose and, in evidence of such borrowing, to issue and secure bonds in the manner provided and subject to the limitations set forth in Sections 11-95-8 and 11-95-15;

(21) To appoint, employ, contract with, and provide for the compensation of, such officers, employees, agents, attorneys, consultants, and fiscal advisers as the business of the corporation may require;

(22) To invest or cause to be invested any funds of the corporation (including, without limitation, funds held in any trust created by the corporation) in federal securities, bonds, or other obligations of the state, any county or any municipality, and interest-bearing bank and savings and loan association deposits, or any thereof, and to enter into, or cause to be entered into, repurchase agreements with respect to any of the foregoing;

(23) To enter into management agreements with any person, firm, or corporation for the management by said person, firm, or corporation on behalf of the corporation of any of its properties;

(24) To expend its funds for the recruitment of physicians and employees and for the promotion of employee morale and well-being; and

(25) To make, enter into, and execute such contracts, agreements, leases, and other instruments and to take such other actions as may be necessary or convenient to accomplish any purpose for which the corporation was organized or to exercise any power expressly granted hereunder.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-338, p. 480, §7.)