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Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
Chapter 53. Hospital Authorities
5/26/2024

Article 4. Dissolution.

§ 15.2-5365. Proceedings for dissolution.

Whenever it appears to the commissioners of an authority that the need, as provided in § 15.2-5305, for such authority in the city in which it was created no longer exists, upon petition by the commissioners to the circuit court for such city, after giving to the city ten days' notice and upon the production of satisfactory evidence in support of such petition, the court may, in its discretion, enter an order declaring that the need for such authority in the city no longer exists and approving a plan for completing the business of the authority, the payment or assumption of its obligations, and the transfer of its assets.

Code 1950, § 32-275.1; 1962, c. 395, § 15.1-1600; 1979, c. 719; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-5366. When powers and duties cease to exist.

If the court enters an order, as provided in § 15.2-5365, that the need for such authority no longer exists, except for completing its affairs in accordance with the plan approved by the court, its authorities, powers and duties to transact business or to function shall cease to exist as of the date set forth in the order of the court.

Code 1950, § 32-275.2; 1962, c. 395, § 15.1-1601; 1979, c. 719; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-5367. Appeal.

The authority or the city may take an appeal from the judgment of the court to the Court of Appeals, and the appeal shall be heard and determined without reference to the principles of demurrer to evidence. The trial court shall certify the facts in the case to the Court of Appeals and the evidence shall be considered as on appeal in proceedings under Chapter 2 (§ 25.1-200 et seq.) of Title 25.1. By consent of both parties of record, the petition may be dismissed at any time before final judgment on the appeal. The authority or the city may appeal any judgment of the Court of Appeals rendered pursuant to this section to the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court grants the petition for appeal, the appeal shall be heard consistent with the procedures set forth in this section. By consent of both parties of record, the petition may be dismissed at any time before final judgment on the appeal.

Code 1950, § 32-275.3; 1962, c. 395, § 15.1-1602; 1979, c. 719; 1997, c. 587; 2003, c. 940; 2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 489.