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Part 2.  Hospital Authority.

§ 131E‑15.  Title and purpose.

(a)        This Part shall be known as the "Hospital AuthoritiesAct."

(b)        The General Assembly finds and declares that in order toprotect the public health, safety, and welfare, including that of low incomepersons, it is necessary that counties and cities be authorized to provideadequate hospital, medical, and health care and that the provision of such careis a public purpose. Therefore, the purpose of this Part is to provide analternate method for counties and cities to provide hospital, medical, andhealth care. (1943, c. 780, ss.1, 2; 1971, c. 799; 1983, c. 775, s. 1.)