Section 22-3A-7

Powers of authority.

The authority shall have the following powers among others specified in this chapter:

(1) To have succession by its corporate name until dissolved as provided in this chapter;

(2) 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 thereto;

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

(4) To make and alter all needful bylaws, rules and regulations for the transaction of the authority's business and the control of its property and affairs;

(5) To provide for the acquisition, construction, installation, equipping, operation and maintenance of public health facilities, including the equipping and improvement of existing public health facilities, and to vest title to such facilities or to cause or permit title to such facilities to be vested in the authority, the State Board of Health or county board(s) of health, as the directors shall determine;

(6) To receive, take and hold by sale, gift, lease, devise or otherwise, real and personal property of every description, and to manage the same;

(7) To acquire by purchase, gift, lease or the exercise of the power of eminent domain, or by any other lawful means, any real, personal or mixed property, and to sell, exchange, donate, transfer, or convey any or all of its properties, all as the authority shall determine to be necessary or desirable for the accomplishment of the purposes of this chapter;

(8) To borrow money and issue its bonds in evidence thereof subject to the provisions of this chapter;

(9) To anticipate by the issuance of its bonds the receipt of the revenues herein appropriated and pledged or herein authorized to be pledged by the authority, all in the manner hereinafter provided;

(10) As security for payment of the principal of and the interest and premium (if any) on its bonds, to pledge any funds or revenues from which its bonds may be made payable, including the proceeds of the appropriations and pledges herein provided for and to arrange for and provide such additional security for its bonds, including, but not limited to, letters of credit, bond insurance policies, surety bonds, all as the board of directors shall determine to be necessary or desirable;

(11) To make and enter into such contracts, leases, agreements and other actions as may be necessary or desirable to accomplish any corporate purpose and to exercise any power necessary for the accomplishment of the purposes of the authority or incidental to the powers expressly set out herein;

(12) To appoint and employ such attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, underwriters, trustees, depositories, registrars, fiscal agents and other advisors, agents and independent contractors as may, in the judgment of the directors, be necessary or desirable; and

(13) To do all other acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-598, §7.)