(a) All bonds issued by a corporation organized under authority of this chapter shall be solely and exclusively obligations of the corporation and shall not create an obligation or debt of any municipality or county. No county or municipality shall pledge its faith or credit for the payment of any debt incurred or bonds issued by the corporation.
(b) Bonds may be executed and delivered at any time and from time to time, may be in the form and denominations, may be of the tenor, may be in registered or bearer form, either as to principal or interest or both, may be payable in installments and at a time or times, not exceeding 40 years from their issuance date, may be payable at a place or places, may bear interest at a rate or rates payable at a place or places and evidenced in a manner, and may contain provisions not inconsistent with this chapter as may be provided by resolution of its board of directors. Bonds issued shall be signed by the chair of its board of directors or other chief executive officer and attested by its secretary, and the seal of the corporation shall be affixed. A facsimile signature of one corporate officer may be impressed or printed on any bonds in lieu of a manual signature. Any interest coupon applicable to the bonds of the corporation shall be signed by the chair of the board of directors or other chief executive officer, but a facsimile of the signature may be impressed or printed on any interest coupon in lieu of manually signing the coupon.
(c) Any bonds issued under the authority of this chapter may be sold at public or private sale in a manner and from time to time as determined by the board of directors to be most advantageous. The corporation may pay all expenses, premiums and commissions which its board of directors deems necessary or advantageous in connection with the authorization, sale, and issuance of its bonds.
(d) All bonds issued under the authority of this chapter and all applicable interest coupons shall be construed to be negotiable instruments, despite the fact that they are payable solely from a specified source.
(e) Whenever the principal of and interest on all bonds of a corporation payable from the revenues derived from the operation of one or more medical clinics owned by the corporation have been paid in full, its board of directors may by resolution determine that the purposes for which the corporation was formed have been substantially complied with, and shall thereupon execute and file for record in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the corporation is organized a certificate of dissolution reciting those facts and declaring the corporation to be dissolved. The certificate of dissolution shall be executed under the corporate seal of the corporation. Upon the filing of the certificate of dissolution, the corporation shall stand dissolved, and title to all funds and properties owned by it at the time of dissolution shall vest in and be delivered to the county or municipality. The dissolution of one or more corporations under this chapter shall not cause the dissolution of other existing corporations, nor preclude the subsequent formation hereunder of other corporations.
Last modified: May 3, 2021