The Council was created in 1983 under the New Mexico Hospital Equipment Loan Act. Its purpose is to:
Provide the healthcare industry with access to low-cost capital through the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, loans and leases.
The Council is an independent instrumentality of the State of New Mexico governed by a five-member Board. The Board is composed of two health facility officers, two financial institution officers, and one at-large member.
Eligible health facilities include any entity or person that:
Both non-profit and for-profit healthcare facilities qualify for a property tax exemption for property acquired through an industrial revenue bond issued by the Council. This exemption is applicable for the life of the bond issue or loan, not to exceed thirty years from the date the bonds were issued, and is a significant benefit for borrowers that would not otherwise qualify for a property tax exemption under other constitutional or statutory provisions.
The Council can finance any real or personal property, instrument, service, or operational necessity that is determined by the Council to be directly or indirectly needed for medical care treatment or research, or to operate the health facility.
Specific statutory information regarding the Hospital Equipment Loan Act is located in Chapter 58, Article 23, NMSA 1978.
Deborah Gorenz, Program Administrator
New Mexico Hospital Equipment Loan Council
7471 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109