§ 23-38.101. Creation of entities; participation in joint ventures.
A. A covered institution may create or assist in the creation of; may own in whole or in part or otherwise control; may participate in or with any entities, public or private; and may purchase, receive, subscribe for, own, hold, vote, use, employ, sell, mortgage, lend, pledge, or otherwise acquire or dispose of any (i) shares or obligations of, or other interests in, any entities organized for any purpose within or without the Commonwealth, and (ii) obligations of any person or corporation. No part of the assets or net earnings of such institution shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, any private individual, except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for such institution in furtherance of its public purposes, and benefits may be conferred that are in conformity with said purposes.
B. A covered institution may participate in joint ventures with individuals, corporations, governmental bodies or agencies, partnerships, associations, insurers or other entities to facilitate any activities or programs consistent with the public purposes and intent of this subchapter.
C. A covered institution may create or continue the existence of one or more nonprofit entities for the purpose of soliciting, accepting, managing, and administering grants, gifts and bequests, endowment gifts and bequests, and gifts and bequests in trust.
D. In carrying out any activities authorized by this subchapter, a covered institution may provide appropriate assistance, including (i) making loans from its funds, other than general fund appropriations or proceeds of bonds issued under Article X, Section 9(a), 9(b), or 9(c), or 9(d), if such issuance is Commonwealth general fund supported, of the Constitution of Virginia, and (ii) providing the time of its employees to corporations, partnerships, associations, joint ventures or other entities, whether or not such corporations, partnerships, associations, joint ventures or other entities are owned or controlled in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by such institution.
2005, cc. 933, 945.