California Health Care District Financing Techniques

Public Finance Alert | 07.27.16

Across the nation, the delivery of health care services is undergoing a period of transformation. Much of this change is being driven by The Affordable Care Act signed into law in 2010.

Many hospital facilities in California are aging and need to be renovated or replaced in order to address the evolving regulatory and insurance environment, seismic upgrades for acute care facilities required under California law or other needs in the community. Health care districts in California are authorized to incur various types of debt, including general obligation bonds that are paid from ad valorem property taxes levied on property within the district, as well as debt secured by district revenues. The issuance of bonds or incurrence of other debt by health care districts involves the interplay of a number of laws, including California statutes, the California Constitution, federal securities laws and federal tax laws.