§16-29I-1. Legislative findings; purpose.
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the rationalization and restructuring of the health care delivery system, particularly for services provided by hospitals can provide for efficiencies and corresponding reduced costs for the delivery and provision of health care services provided by hospitals. Further, the Legislature finds and declares that the rationalization and restructuring of the health care delivery system by a hospital or combination of hospitals can, if undertaken properly, provide health care cost savings for both public health care funds administered or funded by the state and for private payors and health care insurers operating within the State of West Virginia.

(b) The Legislature further finds that state support of the rationalization and restructuring of the delivery of hospital services with state resources can be used to promote beneficial cost containment restructuring for the health care delivery system in the State of West Virginia.

(c) Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide for a revolving loan fund to be administered and used by the board to provide loans, including low interest or no interest loans to hospitals or combinations of hospitals to assist in the rationalization and restructuring of the health care delivery system in the State of West Virginia.