(a) The authority may not maintain or operate any medical facility. However, if the operator of a medical facility or trustee under a trust agreement defaults under any material provisions of the contractual documents, the authority may operate and maintain the medical facility on an interim basis for a limited period of time as is necessary to recruit another knowledgeable and competent operator or trustee.

(b) All references to the maintenance or operation of a medical facility within this chapter must be strictly construed as subject to the limitation of (a) of this section and are not expansions of, additions to, or in any other manner an amplification of the restrictive intent and language of (a) of this section.