CHAPTER 139

APPROPRIATION - STATE BOARD OF HEALTH FOR X-RAY SURVEY

AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THE PURPOSE OF PARTICIPATING IN A STATE WIDE VOLUNTARY CHEST X-RAY SURVEY.

WHEREAS, studies done by the United States Public Health Service indicate the need for an intensified case-finding chest X-ray survey in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware State Medical Society, the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society, the Welfare Council of Delaware, the City of Wilmington Board of Health, and the State Board of Health have endorsed the proposed chest X-ray survey for all persons in the State fifteen (15) years of age or over; and

WHEREAS, the Governor called on March 7, 1953 a Conference on Tuberculosis Control which was attended by nearly 400 people; and

WHEREAS, the persons attending this conference unanimously agreed that a chest X-ray survey was needed; and

WHEREAS, a steering committee selected at the Governor's Conference on Tuberculosis Control has planned and formed an organization called "DELAWARE STATE WIDE CHEST X-RAY SURVEY INCORPORATED" to plan and carry out the actual work; and

WHEREAS, the United States Public Health Service has obligated itself to furnish eighteen (18) X-ray units with the technical staff necessary to operate them; NOW, THEREFORE

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

Section 1. There is appropriated to the State Board of Health to be used only for the purpose of carrying out a statewide chest X-ray survey the sum of Forty-Six Thousand Dollars ($46,000).

Section 2. The funds hereby appropriated shall be utilized by the State Board of Health for any purpose pertinent to the carrying out of the State Chest X-ray Survey and shall be paid out by the State Treasurer upon proper vouchers presented by the State Board of Health to which the said funds have been appropriated.

Section 3. This Act shall be known as a supplementary appropriation bill and the funds hereby appropriated shall be available upon the signature of the Governor and shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury from funds not otherwise appropriated. Any of the funds appropriated herein which are not expended by December 31, 1954 will revert to the General Fund of the State.

Approved June 18, 1953.