Section 16-47-95

Acquisition of property for school of medicine; issuance of bonds.

The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama shall have full power and authority to acquire by purchase, lease or gift from any city, county or other public or private body, and to maintain, utilize and operate any personal or real property, whether in the form of hospitals, clinics or otherwise, deemed to be appropriate and necessary to the maintenance and operation of its school of medicine, and any such city, county or other public or private body shall have full power and authority to convey and transfer the said personal and real property accordingly on such terms as its governing body shall determine. The said board is further given the specific full power and authority to assume any and all legal obligations lying against the vendor, lessor or donor by virtue of ownership of property so acquired, and to assume any and all legal obligations lying against the property so acquired or against the net revenue derived from the operation thereof, and, if necessary, in acquiring or purchasing any hospital or hospitals mentioned in this section, said university is hereby authorized to issue its bonds in such an amount and in such denominations and maturing at any time it may determine; such bonds to be secured either by a pledge of the net revenue received from the operation of said hospital or hospitals, or by a mortgage on the hospital buildings as such, one or both. Any bonds assumed or issued by said board of trustees or said university pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not constitute a debt of this state, and the faith and credit of this state shall not be pledged as security for or in payment of said bonds.

(Acts 1945, No. 80, p. 77.)