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  205.374.  County hospital property, sale of, procedure for, receipts, how used. — 1.  Upon filing with the county clerk of a resolution adopted by the board of hospital trustees to sell the county hospital property, both real and personal, for reasons specified in the resolution, the clerk shall present the resolution to the commissioners of the county commission.  If the commissioners of the county commission determine that sale of the hospital property is desirable, the commission shall, by order, appoint an agent to sell and dispose of such property in the manner provided for sale of other county property.  The deed of the agent, under the agent's proper hand and seal, for and in behalf of the county, duly acknowledged and recorded, shall be sufficient to convey to the purchaser all the right, title, interest and estate which the county has in the property.

  2.  The proceeds from the sale of the property shall be applied to the payment of any interest and principal of any outstanding valid indebtedness of the county incurred for purchase of the site or construction of the hospital, or for any repairs, alterations, improvements, or additions thereto, or for operation of the hospital.  If the proceeds from the sale of the hospital property, and any interest thereon, are, or will be, insufficient to pay the interest and principal of any valid outstanding bonded indebtedness as they fall due, the county commission shall continue to provide for the collection of an annual tax on all taxable tangible property in the county sufficient to pay the interest and principal of the indebtedness as it falls due and to retire the bonds within the time required therein.

  3.  In a county of the first classification, any balance of the proceeds from the sale of the county hospital remaining after all indebtedness incurred in connection with the hospital is paid shall be placed to the credit of the general fund of the county.  In a county of the second, third or fourth classification:

  (1)  Any balance of the proceeds from the sale of the county hospital pursuant to subsection 2 of this section shall be used to provide health care services in the county; and

  (2)  Assets donated to a county hospital pursuant to section 205.290 shall be used to provide health care services in the county, except as otherwise prescribed by the terms of the deed, gift, devise or bequest.

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(L. 1975 S.B. 74, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1554 Revision, A.L. 1999 H.B. 796 merged with S.B. 276)

Effective 5-13-99 (S.B. 276); 7-13-99 (H.B. 796)


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