No. A company cannot make available a charitable donation to support the general running of a hospital or other HCO. A charitable donation shall only be given to a legal entity or body which has charitable and/or philanthropic purposes as its main purposes. For the purpose of the Code and irrespective of their legal status, hospitals and HCOs are considered to generally have health functions as their main purposes and accordingly are not generally considered to have charitable and/or philanthropic functions as their main purposes. It is not therefore appropriate to provide charitable donations to support their general running.
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