Orange County Government, Florida

Orange County Health Facilities Authority

Special District with fiscal year October 1 through September 30

Name

Orange County Health Facilities Authority

Purpose

To assist not for profit health facilities in the acquisition, construction, financing, and refinancing of qualified projects in Orange County, Florida, and elsewhere subject to satisfaction of applicable law.

Board

Appointing Authority: Appointments to the Orange County Health Facilities Authority are made by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 154.207(4).

Current Board Members, and term expiration date:

  • Member Name: A. William Forness, Jr.
    Term Expires: 12/31/2015
  • Member Name: Leonard Hatcher Habas
    Term Expires: 12/31/2017
  • Member Name: Yvonne Holmes
    Term Expires: 12/31/2019
  • Member Name: Robert John Szafranski
    Term Expires: 12/31/2017
  • Member Name: Bakari F. Burns
    Term Expires: 12/31/2018

Term Length: 4 Years, but members serve until a successor is appointed and has qualified per Florida Statutes Section 154.207(4).

Creation Documents

The Orange County Health Facilities Authority was established by Orange County Ordinance No. 77-13, adopted December 20, 1977, pursuant to the Health Facilities Authorities Law, being Part III of Chapter 154, Florida Statutes. The Ordinance was amended on July 10, 1979, by Ordinance No. 79-17. The Orange County Health Facilities Authority operates pursuant to the same “Health Facilities Authority Law”, being Part III of Chapter 154, Florida Statutes. For a copy of the Health Faculty Authority's Charter see "Resources" above.

Boundaries

The Orange County Health Facilities Authority assists not for profit health facilities located within the geographical limits of Orange County, Florida, primarily through providing tax exempt bond financing for their health facility projects located in Orange County. Pursuant to Section 154.247, Florida Statutes, the Authority may, if it finds that there will be a benefit or a cost savings to a health facility located within its jurisdiction, issue bonds for such health facility to finance projects for such health facility, or for another not-for-profit corporation under common control with such health facility, located outside the geographical limits of the local agency or outside this state.

Assessments

The Orange County Health Facilities Authority does not assess any taxes, fees, or assessments, but does charge to and equitably apportion among benefitted health facilities its administrative costs and expenses incurred in exercising its powers pursuant to Section 154.209(4), Florida Statutes.

Code of Ethics

The Orange County Health Facilities Authority is an “agency”, and its members are “public officers” subject to the “Code of Ethics For Public Employees and Officers” set forth in Part III of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes.

Contact

All members may be contacted c/o the Authority’s general counsel:

Orange County Health Facilities Authority
c/o Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Post Office Box 2809
Orlando, FL 32802-2809

Primary contact information for purposes of communication from the department:

Michael A. Ryan, Esq. and Lou Frey, Esq.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
215 N. Eola Drive
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-843-4600
Fax: 407-843-4444
E-mail: mike.ryan@lowndes-law.com; lou.frey@lowndes-law.com