§ 70.44.003 Purpose.
§ 70.44.007 Definitions.
§ 70.44.010 Districts authorized.
§ 70.44.015 Validation of existing districts.
§ 70.44.016 Validation of districts.
§ 70.44.020 Resolution — Petition for countywide district — Conduct of elections.
§ 70.44.028 Limitation on legal challenges.
§ 70.44.030 Petition for lesser district — Procedure.
§ 70.44.035 Petition for district lying in more than one county — Procedure.
§ 70.44.040 Elections — Commissioners, terms, districts.
§ 70.44.041 Validity of appointment or election of commissioners — Compliance with 1994 c 223.
§ 70.44.042 Commissioner districts — Resolution to abolish — Proposition to reestablish.
§ 70.44.045 Commissioners — Vacancies.
§ 70.44.047 Redrawn boundaries — Assignment of commissioners to districts.
§ 70.44.050 Commissioners — Compensation and expenses — Insurance — Resolutions by majority vote — Officers — Rules.
§ 70.44.053 Increase in number of commissioners — Proposition to voters.
§ 70.44.054 Increase in number of commissioners — Commissioner districts.
§ 70.44.056 Increase in number of commissioners — Appointments — Election — Terms.
§ 70.44.059 Chaplains — Authority to employ.
§ 70.44.060 Powers and duties.
§ 70.44.062 Commissioners’ meetings, proceedings, and deliberations concerning health care providers’ clinical or staff privileges to be confidential — Final action in public session.
§ 70.44.067 Community revitalization financing — Public improvements.
§ 70.44.070 Superintendent — Appointment — Removal — Compensation.
§ 70.44.080 Superintendent — Powers.
§ 70.44.090 Superintendent — Duties.
§ 70.44.110 Plan to construct or improve — General obligation bonds.
§ 70.44.130 Bonds — Payment — Security for deposits.
§ 70.44.140 Contracts for material and work — Call for bids — Alternative procedures — Exemptions.
§ 70.44.171 Treasurer — Duties — Funds — Depositaries — Surety bonds, cost.
§ 70.44.185 Change of district boundary lines to allow farm units to be wholly within one hospital district — Notice.
§ 70.44.190 Consolidation of districts.
§ 70.44.200 Annexation of territory.
§ 70.44.210 Alternate method of annexation — Contents of resolution calling for election.
§ 70.44.220 Alternate method of annexation — Publication and contents of notice of hearing — Hearing — Resolution — Special election.
§ 70.44.230 Alternate method of annexation — Conduct and canvass of election — Notice — Ballot.
§ 70.44.235 Withdrawal or reannexation of areas.
§ 70.44.240 Contracting or joining with other districts, hospitals, corporations, or individuals to provide services or facilities.
§ 70.44.260 Contracts for purchase of real or personal property.
§ 70.44.300 Sale of surplus real property.
§ 70.44.310 Lease of surplus real property.
§ 70.44.315 Evaluation criteria and requirements for acquisition of district hospitals.
§ 70.44.320 Disposal of surplus personal property.
§ 70.44.350 Dividing a district.
§ 70.44.360 Dividing a district — Plan.
§ 70.44.370 Dividing a district — Petition to court, hearing, order.
§ 70.44.380 Dividing a district — Election — Creation of new districts — Challenges.
§ 70.44.400 Withdrawal of territory from public hospital district.
§ 70.44.450 Rural public hospital districts — Cooperative agreements and contracts.
§ 70.44.460 Rural public hospital district defined.
§ 70.44.470 Chapter not applicable to certain transfers of property.
§ 70.44.900 Severability — Construction — 1945 c 264.
§ 70.44.901 Severability — Construction — 1974 ex.s. c 165.
§ 70.44.903 Savings — 1982 c 84.
§ 70.44.910 Construction — 1945 c 264.

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 70.44

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • district: means public health care service district. See Washington Code 70.44.007
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Other health care facilities: means nursing home, extended care, long-term care, outpatient, and rehabilitative facilities; ambulances; facilities that promote health, wellness, and prevention of illness and injury; and such other facilities as are appropriate to the health and wellness needs of the population served. See Washington Code 70.44.007
  • Other health care services: means nursing home, extended care, long-term care, outpatient, rehabilitative, and ambulance services; services that promote health, wellness, and prevention of illness and injury; and such other services as are appropriate to the health needs of the population served. See Washington Code 70.44.007
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.