2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2I-5 - Powers of authority.
26:2I-5 Powers of authority.
5.Powers of authority. The authority shall have power:
a.To adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business and to alter and revise such bylaws from time to time at its discretion.
b.To adopt and have an official seal and alter the same at pleasure.
c.To maintain an office at such place or places within the State as it may designate.
d.To sue and be sued in its own name.
e.To borrow money and to issue bonds of the authority and to provide for the rights of the holders thereof as provided in this act.
f.To acquire, lease as lessee or lessor, hold and dispose of real and personal property or any interest therein, in the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this act.
g.To acquire in the name of the authority by purchase or otherwise, on such terms and conditions and in such manner as it may deem proper, any land or interest therein and other property which it may determine is reasonably necessary for any project; and to hold and use the same and to sell, convey, lease, or otherwise dispose of property so acquired, no longer necessary for the authority's purposes, for fair consideration after public notice.
h.To receive and accept, from any federal or other public agency or governmental entity directly or through the Department of Health or any other agency of the State or any health care organization, grants or loans for or in aid of the acquisition or construction of any project, and to receive and accept aid or contributions from any other source, of either money, property, labor or other things of value, to be held, used, and applied only for the purposes for which such grants, loans and, contributions may be made.
i.To prepare or cause to be prepared plans, specifications, designs, and estimates of costs for the construction and equipment of health care organization projects for health care organizations under the provisions of this act, and from time to time to modify such plans, specifications, designs, or estimates.
j.By contract or contracts with and for health care organizations only, to construct, acquire, reconstruct, rehabilitate and improve, and furnish and equip health care organization projects. The authority, in the exercise of its authority to make and enter into contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers, shall adopt standing rules and procedures providing that, except as hereinafter provided, no contract on behalf of the authority shall be entered into for the doing of any work, or for the hiring of equipment or vehicles, where the sum to be expended exceeds the sum of $7,500 or the amount determined as provided in this subsection, unless the authority shall first publicly advertise for bids therefor, and shall award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder; provided, however, that such advertising shall not be required where the contract to be entered into is one for the furnishing or performing of services of a professional nature or for the supplying of any product or the rendering of any service by a public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities, and tariffs and schedules of the charges, made, charged, or exacted by the public utility for any such products to be supplied or services to be rendered are filed with said board. The Governor, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, shall, no later than March 1 of each odd-numbered year, adjust the threshold amount set forth in this subsection, or subsequent to 1985 the threshold amount resulting from any adjustment under this subsection or section 17 of P.L.1985, c.469, in direct proportion to the rise or fall of the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the New York City and the Philadelphia areas as reported by the United States Department of Labor. The Governor shall, no later than June 1 of each odd-numbered year, notify the authority of the adjustment. The adjustment shall become effective July 1 of each odd-numbered year.
k.To determine the location and character of any project to be undertaken, subject to the provisions of this act, and subject to State health and environmental laws, to construct, reconstruct, maintain, repair, lease as lessee or lessor, and regulate the same and operate the same in the event of default by a health care organization of its obligations and agreements with the authority; to enter into contracts for any or all such purposes; and to enter into contracts for the management and operation of a project in the event of default as herein provided. The authority shall use its best efforts to conclude its position as an operator as herein provided as soon as is practicable.
l.To establish rules and regulations for the use of a project or any portion thereof and to designate a health care organization as its agent to establish rules and regulations for the use of a project undertaken by such a health care organization.
m.Generally to fix and revise from time to time and to charge and collect rates, rents, fees, and other charges for the use of and for the services furnished or to be furnished by a project or any portion thereof and to contract with holders of its bonds and with any other person, party, association, corporation or other body, public or private, in respect thereof.
n.To enter into agreements, credit agreements or contracts, execute any and all instruments, and do and perform any and all acts or things necessary, convenient or desirable for the purposes of the authority or to carry out any power expressly given in this act.
o.To invest any moneys held in reserve or sinking funds, or any moneys not required for immediate use or disbursement, at the discretion of the authority, in such obligations as are authorized by resolution of the authority.
p.To obtain, or aid in obtaining, from any department or agency of the United States any insurance or guarantee as to, or of, or for the payment or repayment of interest or principal, or both, or any part thereof, on any loan or any instrument evidencing or securing the same, made or entered into pursuant to the provisions of this act; and notwithstanding any other provisions of this act, to enter into agreement, contract, or any other instrument whatsoever with respect to any such insurance or guarantee, and accept payment in such manner and form as provided therein in the event of default by the borrower.
q.To obtain from any department or agency of the United States or a private insurance company any insurance or guarantee as to, or of, or for the payment or repayment of interest or principal, or both, or any part thereof, on any bonds issued by the authority pursuant to the provisions of this act; and notwithstanding any other provisions of this act, to enter into any agreement, contract, or any other instrument whatsoever with respect to any such insurance or guarantee, except to the extent that such action would in any way impair or interfere with the authority's ability to perform and fulfill the terms of any agreement made with the holders of the bonds of the authority.
r.To receive and accept, from any department or agency of the United States or of the State or from any other entity, any grant, appropriation, or other moneys to be used for or applied to any corporate purpose of the authority, including without limitation the meeting of debt service obligations of the authority in respect of its bonds.
s.Subject to the approval of the State Treasurer, to grant or loan all or any portion of the funds received pursuant to subsection g. of section 7 of P.L.1972, c.29 (C.26:2I-7) in connection with the hospital asset transformation program.
L.1972, c.29, s.5; amended 1985, c.469, s.2; 1997, c.435, s.5; 2000, c.98, s.3; 2012, c.17, s.260.
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