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  206.110.  Powers of hospital district. — 1.  A hospital district, both within and outside such district, except in counties of the third or fourth classification (other than within the district boundaries) where there already exists a hospital organized pursuant to chapters 96, 205 or this chapter; provided, however, that this exception shall not prohibit the continuation or expansion of existing activities otherwise allowed by law, shall have and exercise the following governmental powers, and all other powers incidental, necessary, convenient or desirable to carry out and effectuate the express powers:

  (1)  To establish and maintain a hospital or hospitals and hospital facilities, and to construct, acquire, develop, expand, extend and improve any such hospital or hospital facility including medical office buildings to provide offices for rental to physicians and dentists on the district hospital's medical or dental staff, and the providing of sites therefor, including offstreet parking space for motor vehicles;

  (2)  To acquire land in fee simple, rights in land and easements upon, over or across land and leasehold interest in land and tangible and intangible personal property used or useful for the location, establishment, maintenance, development, expansion, extension or improvement of any hospital or hospital facility.  The acquisition may be by dedication, purchase, gift, agreement, lease, use or adverse possession or by condemnation;

  (3)  To operate, maintain and manage a hospital and hospital facilities, and to make and enter into contracts, for the use, operation or management of a hospital or hospital facilities; to engage in health care activities; and to make and enter into leases of equipment and real property, a hospital or hospital facilities, as lessor or lessee, regardless of the duration of such lease; and to provide rules and regulations for the operation, management or use of a hospital or hospital facilities.  Any agreement entered into pursuant to this subsection pertaining to the lease of the hospital shall have a definite termination date as negotiated by the parties, but this shall not preclude the trustees from entering into a renewal of the agreement with the same or other parties pertaining to the same or other subjects upon such terms and conditions as the parties may agree;

  (4)  To fix, charge and collect reasonable fees and compensation for the use or occupancy of the hospital or any part thereof, or any hospital facility, and for nursing care, medicine, attendance, or other services furnished by the hospital or hospital facilities, according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the board from time to time;

  (5)  To borrow money and to issue bonds, notes, certificates, or other evidences of indebtedness for the purpose of accomplishing any of its corporate purposes, subject to compliance with any condition or limitation set forth in this chapter or otherwise provided by the Constitution of the state of Missouri;

  (6)  To employ or enter into contracts for the employment of any person, firm, or corporation, and for professional services, necessary or desirable for the accomplishment of the corporate objects of the district or the proper administration, management, protection or control of its property;

  (7)  To maintain the hospital for the benefit of the inhabitants of the area comprising the district who are sick, injured, or maimed regardless of race, creed or color, and to adopt such reasonable rules and regulations as may be necessary to render the use of the hospital of the greatest benefit to the greatest number; to exclude from the use of the hospital all persons who willfully disregard any of the rules and regulations so established; to extend the privileges and use of the hospital to persons residing outside the area of the district upon such terms and conditions as the board of directors prescribes by its rules and regulations;

  (8)  To police its property and to exercise police powers in respect thereto or in respect to the enforcement of any rule or regulation provided by the ordinances of the district and to employ and commission police officers and other qualified persons to enforce the same;

  (9)  To lease to or allow for any institution of higher education to use or occupy the hospital, any real estate or facility owned or leased by the district or any part thereof for the purpose of health care-related and general education or training.

  2.  The use of any hospital or hospital facility of a district shall be subject to the reasonable regulation and control of the district and upon such reasonable terms and conditions as shall be established by its board of directors.

  3.  A regulatory ordinance of a district adopted under any provision of this section may provide for a suspension or revocation of any rights or privileges within the control of the district for a violation of any such regulatory ordinance.

  4.  Nothing in this section or in other provisions of this chapter shall be construed to authorize the district or board to establish or enforce any regulation or rule in respect to hospitalization or the operation or maintenance of such hospital or any hospital facilities within its jurisdiction which is in conflict with any federal or state law or regulation applicable to the same subject matter.


(L. 1961 p. 524 § 12, A.L. 1981 H.B. 258, A.L. 1987 H.B. 810, A.L. 1996 S.B. 676, A.L. 1997 S.B. 104, A.L. 2013 S.B. 376)

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