Governance

The District derives its powers under the Local Health Care District Law contained in Health and Safety Code Sections 32000 et seq. The powers granted are rather broad so long as they are being used to benefit the District and are necessary to provide adequate health services. The broad powers conferred on a Health Care District includes authorizing a District to do all things an individual can do that are of advantage to or benefit the residents of the District. A District is authorized to do various acts when necessary to provide adequate health services, one of which authorizes the District to provide assistance or make Grants to nonprofit provider groups to benefit the District. A Health Care District also has the power to establish, maintain, and operate, or provide assistance in the operation of, health care programs, services, and facilities and activities at any location within or without the District for the benefit of the District and the people served by the District.