Conveyance or lease of hospital to corporation.
1.The board of county commissioners of any county for which a public hospital has been established or is administered pursuant to NRS 450.010 to 450.510, inclusive, and whose public hospital is the only hospital in the county, may convey the hospital for an amount not less than its appraised value or lease it for a term of not more than 50 years to any corporation if all of the following conditions are met:
(a)The corporation must provide in its articles of incorporation for an advisory board for the hospital. The advisory board must consist of persons who represent a broad section of the people to be served by the hospital.
(b)The corporation must contract to:
(1)Care for indigent patients at a charge to the county which does not exceed the actual cost of providing that care, or in accordance with NRS 439B.300 to 439B.340, inclusive, if applicable; and
(2)Receive any person falling sick or maimed within the county.
(c)The corporation must agree to accept all the current assets, including accounts receivable, to assume all the current liabilities, and to take over and maintain the records of the existing public hospital.
(d)The agreement must provide for the transfer of patients, staff and employees, and for the continuing administration of any trusts or bequests pertaining to the existing public hospital.
(e)The agreement must provide for the assumption by the corporation of all indebtedness of the county which is attributable to the hospital, and:
(1)If the hospital is conveyed, for payment to the county of an amount which is not less than the appraised value of the hospital, after deducting any indebtedness so assumed, immediately or by deferred installments over a period of not more than 30 years.
(2)If the hospital is leased, for a rental which will, over the term of the lease, reimburse the county for its actual capital investment in the hospital, after deducting depreciation and any indebtedness so assumed. The lease may provide a credit against the rental so required for the value of any capital improvements made by the corporation.
2.If any hospital which has been conveyed pursuant to this section ceases to be used as a hospital, unless the premises so conveyed are sold and the proceeds used to erect or enlarge another hospital for the county, the hospital so conveyed reverts to the ownership of the county. If any hospital which has been leased pursuant to this section ceases to be used as a hospital, the lease is terminated.
Section 450.490 — Conveyance or lease of hospital to corporation.,