CHAPTER 85 - STATE BOARD OF HEALTH RELATING TO PROGRAM FOR INDIGENT CRIPPLED CHILDREN

AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 25 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, DESIGNATING THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH AS THE AGENCY OF THE STATE TO ADMINISTER A PROGRAM FOR INDIGENT CRIPPLED CHILDREN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Article 4, Chapter 25, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, relating to State Board of Health, be amended by adding at the end of said Article 4 the following new section:

819A. Sec. 76A. State Board of Health to Administer Program for Indigent Crippled Children:--The State Board of Health is hereby designated as the agency for and on behalf of the State of Delaware to administer a program of services for indigent children who are crippled or who are suffering from conditions which lead to crippling of children, and to supervise the administration of such services included in the program not administered directly by it. The purpose of such program shall be to develop, extend and improve services for locating such children and for providing for medical, surgical, corrective and for such other services and care, and for facilities for diagnosis, hospitalization and after-care.

In carrying out the provisions of the preceding paragraph the State Board of Health is hereby authorized:

(a) To formulate and administer a detailed plan or plans for the purposes specified in Paragraph 1 hereof, and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary or desirable for the administration of such plans and the provisions of this Act. Any such plan shall make provision for:

(1) Financial participation by the State subject to the provisions of Sec. 72 Article 4 of Chapter 25 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935;

(2) Administration of the plan by the Department, and supervision by the Department of the administration of those services included in the State program which are not administered directly by it;

(3) Maintenance of records and preparation of reports of services rendered;

(4) Cooperation with medical, health, nursing, and welfare groups and organizations, and with any agency of the State charged with the administration of laws providing for vocational rehabilitation of physically handicapped children;

(5) Carrying out the purposes specified in Paragraph 1.

(b) To receive and expend in accordance with such plans all funds made available to the Department by the Federal Government, the State or its political subdivisions, or from other sources, for such purposes.

(c) To cooperate with the Federal Government, through its appropriate agency or instrumentality, in developing, extending, and improving such services, and in the administration of such plans.

(d) To cooperate with any individual or organization which may have been or shall be formed in the State for the purpose of improving services for crippled children.

(e) To expend such portions of its funds as may be necessary for carrying out the State plan in such a way as to meet the matching requirements of the Federal Government or any organization which may have been or shall be formed for the purpose of improving services for crippled children of the State.

In the event of the receipt of funds from the Federal Government or from other sources, it shall be the duty of the State Treasurer:

A. To receive such funds.

B. To act as custodian of such funds.

C. To keep them in a special account to be known as the "Fund for Crippled Children", and

D. To disburse these funds upon orders signed by the president of the State Board of Health, countersigned by the Executive Secretary of the said Board.

All acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this Ad are hereby repealed.

Approved May 19, 1937.