2010 Tennessee Code
Title 48 - Corporations And Associations
Chapter 68 - Transition Provisions
Part 2 - Public Benefit Hospital Sales and Conveyance Act of 2006
48-68-206 - Considerations in making decision regarding proposed transaction.

48-68-206. Considerations in making decision regarding proposed transaction.

In making a decision whether to object to a proposed public benefit hospital conveyance transaction, the attorney general and reporter shall consider:

     (1)  Whether the public benefit hospital entity will receive full and fair market value for its charitable or social welfare assets;

     (2)  Whether the fair market value of the public benefit hospital entity's assets to be transferred has been manipulated by the actions of the parties in a manner that causes the fair market value of the assets to decrease;

     (3)  Whether the proceeds of the proposed public benefit hospital conveyance transaction will be used consistent with the trust under which the assets are held by the public benefit hospital entity and whether the proceeds will be controlled as funds independently of the acquiring or related entities;

     (4)  Whether the proposed public benefit hospital conveyance transaction will result in a breach of fiduciary duty, as determined by the attorney general and reporter, including conflicts of interest related to payments or benefits to officers, directors, board members, executives and experts employed or retained by the parties;

     (5)  Whether the governing body of the public benefit hospital entity exercised due diligence in deciding to dispose of the public benefit hospital entity's assets, selecting the acquiring entity, and negotiating the terms and conditions of the disposition;

     (6)  Whether the public benefit hospital conveyance transaction will result in private inurement to any person;

     (7)  Whether health care providers will be offered the opportunity to invest or own an interest in the acquiring entity or a related party, and whether procedures or safeguards are in place to avoid conflict of interest in patient referrals;

     (8)  Whether the terms of any management or services contract negotiated in conjunction with the proposed public benefit hospital conveyance transaction are reasonable;

     (9)  Whether any foundation established to hold the proceeds of the public benefit hospital conveyance transaction will be broadly based in the community and be representative of the affected community, taking into consideration the structure and governance of the foundation;

     (10)  Whether the attorney general and reporter has been provided with sufficient information and data by the public benefit hospital entity to adequately evaluate the proposed public benefit hospital conveyance transaction or the effects of the transaction on the public; provided, that the attorney general and reporter has notified the public benefit hospital entity or the acquiring entity of any inadequacy of the information or data and has provided a reasonable opportunity to remedy the inadequacy; and

     (11)  Any other criteria the attorney general and reporter considers necessary to determine whether the public benefit hospital entity will receive full and fair market value for its assets to be transferred, as required in rules adopted by the attorney general and reporter under § 48-68-208.

[Acts 2006, ch. 930, § 7.]  

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