Effective July 22, 2011, Public Hospital Districts in Washington will now be allowed to fundraise.  The new bill amended RCW 70.44.060 to allow Public Hospital Districts to:

“To solicit and accept gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises of real or personal property, or both, in trust or otherwise, and to sell, lease, exchange, invest, or expend gifts or the

proceeds, rents, profits, and income therefrom, and to enter into contracts with for-profit or nonprofit organizations to support the purposes of this subsection, including, but not limited to, contracts1 providing for the use of district facilities, property, personnel, or

services.”  To read the full text of the bill click here.