Section: Effect of definitions on treaties, compacts, or agreements
3. As used in this act, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context indicates or requires another or different meaning or intent:
"Authority" means the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority created by this act or any board, body, commission, department or officer succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to whom the powers conferred upon the authority by this act shall be given by law.
"Bond" means bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness of the authority issued pursuant to this act.
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services.
"Credit agreement" means a loan agreement, revolving credit agreement, agreement establishing a line of credit, letter of credit, reimbursement agreement, interest exchange agreement, insurance contract, surety bond, commitment to purchase bonds, purchase or sale agreement, or commitment or other contract or agreement authorized and approved by the authority in connection with the authorization, issuance, security or payment of bonds.
"Health care organization" means an organization located in this State which is authorized or permitted by law, whether directly or indirectly through a holding corporation, partnership or other entity, to provide health care-related services, including, but not limited to, hospital, outpatient, public health, home health care, residential care, assisted living, hospice, health maintenance organization, blood bank, alcohol or drug abuse, half-way house, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation, extended care, skilled nursing care, nursing care, intermediate care, tuberculosis care, chronic disease care, maternity, mental health, boarding or sheltered care or day care, services provided by a physician in his office, or any other service offered in connection with health care services or by an entity affiliated with a health care organization or an integrated delivery system.
"Hospital asset transformation program" means the hospital asset transformation program established pursuant to subsection g. of section 7 of P.L.1972, c.29 (C.26:2I-7).
"Integrated delivery system" means a group of legally affiliated health care organizations.
"Public health care organization" means a State, county or municipal health care organization.
"Project" or "health care organization project" means the acquisition, construction, improvement, renovation or rehabilitation of lands, buildings, fixtures, equipment and articles of personal property, or other tangible or intangible assets that are necessary or useful in the development, establishment or operation of a health care organization pursuant to this act, and "project" or "health care organization project" may include: the financing, refinancing or consolidation of secured or unsecured debt, borrowings or obligations, or the provision of financing for any other expense incurred in the ordinary course of business, all of which lands, buildings, fixtures, equipment and articles of personal property are to be used or occupied by any person in the health care organization; the acquisition of an entity interest, including capital stock, in a corporation; or any combination thereof; and may include any combination of the foregoing undertaken jointly by any health care organization with one or more other health care organizations.
"Project cost" or "health care organization project cost" means the sum total of all or any part of costs incurred or estimated to be incurred by the authority or by a health care organization which are reasonable and necessary for carrying out all works and undertakings and providing all necessary equipment for the development of a project, exclusive of the amount of any private or federal, State or local financial assistance for and received by a health care organization for the payment of such project cost. Such costs shall include, but are not necessarily limited to: interest prior to, during and for a reasonable period after such development; start-up costs and costs of operation and maintenance during the construction period and for a reasonable additional period thereafter; organization, administration, operation and other expenses of the health care organization prior to and during construction; the cost of necessary studies, surveys, plans and specifications, architectural, engineering, legal or other special services; the cost of acquisition of land, buildings and improvements thereon (including payments for the relocation of persons displaced by such acquisition), site preparation and development, construction, reconstruction, equipment, including fixtures, equipment, and cost of demolition and removal, and articles of personal property required; the reasonable cost of financing incurred by a health care organization or the authority in the course of the development of the project; reserves for debt service; the fees imposed upon a health care organization by the commissioner and by the authority; other fees charged, and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the initial occupancy of the project; and the cost of such other items as may be reasonable and necessary for the development of a project; as well as provision or reserves for working capital, operating or maintenance or replacement expenses, or for payment or security of principal of, or interest on, bonds.
L.1972,c.29,s.3; amended 1997, c.435, s.3; 2000, c.98, s.2.
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