Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF
Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the Mayor,
introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee of
To approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the
Government of the District of Columbia and the Howard University
for the development of a new healthcare campus on U.S. Reservation 13.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "National Capital Medical
Center Memorandum of Understanding Approval Act of 2004".
Sec. 2. Pursuant to the National
Capital Medical Center Negotiation Emergency Act of 2003, effective
on November 25, 2003 (D.C. Act 15-229) the Mayor transmitted to the
Council a proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Government
of the District of Columbia and The Howard University, dated January
15, 2004. D.C. Act 15-229 provides that the Mayor shall submit the agreement to the
Council "for its approval by act."
Sec. 3. The Memorandum of
Understanding between the Government of the District of Columbia and
The Howard University, dated January 15, 2004, is approved.
4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact
statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement
required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act,
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat.
813; D.C. Official Code 1-206.02(c)(3)).
This act shall take effect following approval by the
Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and
a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section
602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December
24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and
publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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NATIONAL CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER NEGOTIATION
EMERGENCY ACT OF 2003
Memorandum of Understanding
Government of the District of Columbia
The Howard University
January 15, 2004
This Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") is
entered into as of January 15, 2004 and is made by and between the Mayor
of the City of the District of Columbia (the "Mayor"), and The
Howard University (the "University").
WHEREAS, The National Capital Medical Center Negotiation
Emergency Act of 2003 (Bill #15-546), was enacted by the Council of the
District of Columbia (the "Council") on November 4, 2003 and
became effective as Act 15229 on November 25, 2003 (the
WHEREAS, the Act directs the Mayor to submit to the
Council, for its approval by act, an agreement with the University
regarding the District's healthcare infrastructure;
WHEREAS, the Act requires that such agreement contain at
least four discrete elements; and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Parties hereto that this
MOU be considered by the Council as the agreement required of the Mayor by the
NOW THEREFORE, the Parties hereto intending to express
their mutual understanding as to the status of current and on-going
negotiations, hereby state as follows:
1.0 Long Term Lease
A. The Mayor of the District of Columbia
(the "District") shall submit to the Council and the U.S.
General Services Administration for approval a 99-year lease for a
portion not to exceed nine acres of the land known as U.S. Reservation
13, which the University would build, own and operate as The National
Capital Medical Center. The nucleus of the National Capital Medical
Center would be a new, full-service, world-class, Trauma Level 1 hospital
that would contain between 200-300 beds.
B. It is understood that the University,
in consultation with the Mayor and approval by the District of Columbia
and the U.S. General Services Administration, may also develop the
following: medical offices for community physicians; a new School of
Public Health; and a complex designed to carry out research to improve
the quality of healthcare in the District for all its residents - (with
support from one or more federal agencies and in partnership with any
appropriate private or public research entity)
C. All leases and development plans
shall be subject to applicable District and federal laws.
2.0 District Support of Financing
The University and District agree to jointly develop a
comprehensive financial analysis report. This report will specifically
define all costs related to the development, construction, and operation
of The National Capital Medical Center on U.S. Reservation 13.
Based upon this information, The University and the Mayor
agree to structure a financing proposal to successfully complete the
A. The District Government shall not
manage or operate any part of The National Capital Medical Center but
will exercise its applicable police powers and regulatory authority with
respect to The National Capital Medical Center and all matters related
A. For more than 140 years the
University has been providing leadership in medical education and
healthcare. It currently sponsors the only university-owned,
not-for-profit, hospital in the area.
B. The University also has a recent
history of successful collaboration with the Government of the District
of Columbia to strengthen the District. Several years ago the University
and the District joined forces to create The LeDroit Park Initiative, an
award-winning public-private partnership that has helped to transform an
important part of the District and has become a national model. The
University considers The National Capital Medical Center yet another
strategic alliance with the District's elected leadership.
C. It is, therefore, the intent of the University and the
overarching goal of The National Capital Medical Center to ensure that
all residents of the District have access to high-quality healthcare.
Accordingly, the University pledges that the proposed The National
Capital Medical Center will be unambiguously committed to serving all
citizens of the District through the provision of high-quality
healthcare in accordance with both its mission and the intent of the
5.0 Effective Date
This MOU shall not be deemed to have any force or effect unless and
until it is ratified by action of hte University's Board of Trustees
and approved by act of the Council.