CHAPTER 178

APPROPRIATION

HOSPITALS

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE MONEYS TO CERTAIN HOSPITALS IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all Members of each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated for the maintenance, equipment and operation of the Hospitals hereinafter mentioned, for each of the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1955 and July 1, 1956, the sum of money set after the names of such hospitals, respectively, viz :

To KENT GENERAL HOSPITAL, at Dover $ 51,150.00

To MILFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC.,

at Milford 74,250.00

To BEEBE HOSPITAL OF SUSSEX COUNTY,

INC., at Lewes 57,200.00

To HOMEOPATHIC HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

OF DELAWARE, at Wilmington 172,150.00

To ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL, INCORPORA-

TED, at Wilmington 63,250.00

To THE DELAWARE HOSPITAL, INC.,

at Wilmington 207,350.00

To WILMINGTON GENERAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, at Wilmington 102,850.00
To NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL,

at Seaford 24,750.00

To RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL, at Clifton

Park Manor 17,600.00

Each of said appropriations shall be paid to said respective Hospitals in equal quarterly installments on the first day of July, October, January and April in each of the fiscal years 1955 and 1956.

Section 2. There is likewise appropriated for the maintenance, equipment and operation of HOMEOPATHIC HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION OF DELAWARE, at Wilmington, for each of the above mentioned fiscal years, the sum of Five Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($550.00) per bed, not in excess of seventy (70) beds, and the same sum per bed for NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL not in excess of thirty (30) beds, the said appropriations to be paid to each of said Hospitals, upon the completion of such additional capacity, in equal quarterly installments on the first day of July, October, January and April in each of the fiscal years 1955 and 1956; provided, however, that no portion of said appropriations shall be paid to either of said Hospitals unless such additional bed capacity shall have been completed and in operation prior to December 31, 1956, and provided further that in each such case the first quarterly installment payable after the completion and operation of such bed capacity shall be in that proportion of the quarterly installment which the portion of the quarter remaining after the beginning of the operation of such capacity shall bear to the total of such quarter.

Section 3. In the event of a reduction in the bed capacity of any Hospital for which an appropriation is herein made, the State Treasurer shall be notified by such Hospital and in such case the appropriation and the quarterly payments herein authorized shall be reduced proportionately from the time of the giving of such notice.

Section 4. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act, and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid from the General Funds of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

Approved May 31, 1955.