CHAPTER 108

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 appropriated for the maintenance, equipment and operation of the Hospitals hereinafter mentioned, for each of the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1957 and July 1, 1958, the sum of money set after the names of such Hospitals, respectively:

Hospital

No. of Beds

Amount

Beebe Hospital of Sussex County, Inc.

104

$ 57,200.00

(The) Delaware Hospital, Inc.

377

207,350.00

Kent General Hospital

113

62,150.00

Memorial Hospital (Homeopathic Hospital

Association of Delaware)

349

191,950.00

Milford Memorial Hospital, Inc.

135

74,250.00

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

75

41,250.00

Riverside Hospital

54

29,700.00

St. Francis Hospital Incorporated

115

63,250.00

St. James Hospital

12

6,600.00

Wilmington General Hospital Association

187

102,850.00

Total

 

$836,550.00

Each of the appropriations shall be paid to the respective Hospitals in equal quarterly installments on the first day of July, October, January and April in each of the fiscal years 1957 and 1958.

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 $550.00 per bed, not in excess of eight beds; the same sum per bed for Beebe Hospital of Sussex County, Inc., but not in excess of twenty-five beds, and the same sum per bed for Wilmington General Hospital Association, not in excess of one hundred and six 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 beginning July 1, 1957 and July 1, 1958; Provided, however, that no portion of said appropriations shall be paid to any of said Hospitals unless such additional bed capacity shall have been completed and in operation prior to December 31, 1958; and Provided further that in each such case the first quarterly installment payable after the completion and operation of said 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. Prior to the payment by the State Treasurer of any quarterly installment of the appropriations hereinabove authorized, or any portion thereof, each of said Hospitals shall inform the State Treasurer in writing of the bed capacity of such Hospital and in case the report to the State Treasurer made by any Hospital shall show a reduction in bed capacity the appropriation and the quarterly payments herein authorized shall be reduced proportionately from the time of such reduction in capacity.

Section 4. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved May 27, 1957.