Health Care/ Hospital Districts Principle Enabling Act

Health and Safety Code §32000 et seq.

Powers and Functions: Establish, maintain, and operate, or provide assistance in the operation of, one or more health facilities or health services, including, but not limited to: outpatient programs, services, and facilities; retirement programs, services, and facilities; chemical dependency programs, services, and facilities.

Formation: Any incorporated or unincorporated territory, or both, or territory in any one or more counties; the territory comprising this district need not be contiguous but the territory of a municipal corporation shall not be divided

5 Directors, elected by resident voters to 4 year terms.