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Resolution No. 938

A resolution of the Commission of Public Hospital District No. 1, Benton County, Washington (the "District"), approving the terms of an amended and restated interlocal agreement and authorizing and directing the superintendent of the District to enter in to that agreement and carry out its terms.

WHEREAS, Chapter 70.44.003 RCW authorizes public hospital districts to provide "hospital services and other health care services for the residents of such districts and other persons"; and

WHEREAS, most of the public hospital districts in the State of Washington are located in a rural area; and

WHEREAS, the Washington state legislature has determined that maintaining the viability of health care service delivery in rural areas is a primary goal of state health policy and that it is critical to the survival of Washington's rural hospitals that cooperative and collaborative arrangements among rural public hospital districts are pursued; and