CHAPTER 65

COMBINING BRANDYWINE AND EDGEWOOD SANATORIA UNDER NAME OF EMILY P. BISSELL SANATORIUM

AN ACT COMBINING BRANDYWINE AND EDGEWOOD SANATORIA UNDER ONE NAME AND ONE ADMINISTRATION, AND AMENDING CHAPTER 1, TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY SO AS TO CONFORM TO SAID CHANGE.

WHEREAS the State of Delaware maintains and operates Brandywine Sanatorium and Edgewood Sanatorium; and

WHEREAS it is considered that the unification of these sanatoria would be beneficial in the promotion of better service to persons suffering from tuberculosis in the State; and

WHEREAS it will prove more economical to unify the administration and medical programs at both institutions; and

WHEREAS the late Emily P. Bissell, a pioneer in tuberculosis control activity in this State, has brought credit and honor to Delaware by having issued the first Christmas Seal in the United States of America; and

WHEREAS the late Miss Bissell has received national and international recognition for the work which she began; NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The State tuberculosis sanatoria, heretofore known as Brandywine and Edgewood, are hereby unified into one State institution which will be named the Emily P. Bissell Sanatorium.

Section 2. That all appropriations made by the General Assembly for use at Brandywine and Edgewood Sanatoria shall be combined in one account, from which shall be paid all salaries of employees, operations, and any other costs necessary for the proper care of tuberculosis patients.

Section 3. § 154, Title 16, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended by striking out the word "Brandywine" as it appears in the second line of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the words, "Emily P. Bissell".

Section 4. The provisions of this act shall become effective on July 1, 1953.

Approved May 11, 1953.