Section 22-51-11

Powers of corporation.

Any corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise the following powers in addition to others granted in this chapter:

(1) To construct and maintain facilities as defined in Section 22-51-4;

(2) To cooperate and contract with the State Board of Health for the construction of such facilities;

(3) To cooperate and contract with the Alabama Department of Mental Health for the construction, operation and maintenance of such facilities and for the operation and execution of such programs as it has elected to implement;

(4) To take over by purchase, lease or otherwise any hospital or other facilities to be used for carrying out such programs as it has elected to implement;

(5) To arrange with any appropriate local or state agencies for the opening or closing of streets, roadways, alleys or other rights-of-way or easements and to exercise the power of eminent domain;

(6) To purchase, lease or rent any land, building, structure or facilities needed in its operations;

(7) To enter upon buildings or property in order to conduct investigations or to make surveys or soundings;

(8) To obtain options upon, and to acquire by purchase, gift, grant, bequest, devise or otherwise, any property, or interest therein, from any person;

(9) To sell, exchange, transfer, assign or pledge any property, or any interest therein, to any person;

(10) To improve any such property;

(11) To insure against such risks as it may deem advisable;

(12) To borrow money upon its bonds, notes, warrants, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness and to secure the same by pledges of its revenues;

(13) To have perpetual succession;

(14) To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of its powers;

(15) To determine reasonable fees for services which it makes available to the public and collect such fees, unless, on application and investigation, it is determined that the person receiving such services is unable to pay the established fee, and in such case, such amount as he or she is able to pay will be collected;

(16) To make and from time to time amend and repeal bylaws, rules and regulations not inconsistent with this chapter;

(17) To carry into effect the powers and purposes conferred by this chapter; and

(18) To do any and all other things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers given in this chapter.

(Acts 1967, No. 310, p. 853, §10.)