CHAPTER 88 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - AUTHORIZING SURVEY OF HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CENTERS

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO MAKE A SURVEY OF THE EXISTING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CENTERS OF THE STATE; TO EVALUATE THEIR SUFFICIENCY; TO COMPILE DATA AND CONCLUSIONS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE OF FEDERAL GRANTS.

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

Section 1. Hospital Survey:--The State Board of Health

shall

(a) make a survey of the location, size, and character of all existing public and private (proprietary as well as non-profit) hospitals and health centers in the State;

(b) evaluate the sufficiency of such hospitals and health centers to supply the necessary physical facilities for furnishing adequate hospital, clinic and similar services to all the people of the State; and

(c) compile such data and conclusions, together with a statement of the additional facilities necessary, in conjunction with existing structures, to supply such services.

The State Board of Health shall utilize, so far as practicable, any appropriate reports, surveys, and plans prepared by other State agencies.

Section 2. Acceptance of Federal Grants:--The State Board of Health is authorized to apply for and to accept on behalf of the State, to deposit with the State Treasurer, and to expend for the purposes for which granted or advanced, any grant or advance made by the United States or by any agency or officer thereof to assist in meeting the cost of carrying out the purposes of Section 1.

Approved April 24, 1945.