CHAPTER 159

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 ending June 30, 1960 and June 30, 1961, the sums of money set after the names of such Hospitals, respectively:

Hospital

No. of

Beds

Amount

Beebe Hospital of Sussex County, Inc.

110

$ 60,500.00

(The) Delaware Hospital, Inc.

379

208,450.00

Kent General Hospital

93

51,150.00

Memorial Hospital (Homeopathic Hospital

Association of Delaware)

372

204,600.00

Milford Memorial Hospital, Inc.

145

79,750.00

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

75

41,250.00

Riverside Hospital

38

20,900.00

St. Francis Hospital Incorporated

116

63,800.00

Wilmington General Hospital Association

317

174,350.00

Total

 

$904,750.00

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 1960 and 1961.

Section 2. There is likewise appropriated for the maintenance, equipment and operation of the St. Francis Hospital, Inc. at Wilmington for each of the above mentioned fiscal years, the sum of $550 per bed not in excess of 140 beds; the same sum per bed for Beebe Hospital of Sussex County Inc., but not in excess of 25 beds; the same sum per bed for Kent General Hospital, not in excess of 50 beds; the same sum per bed for Memorial Hospital (Homeopathic Hospital Association of Delaware) not in excess of 20 beds; the same sum per bed for Milford Memorial Hospital, Inc., not in excess of 10 beds; the same sum per bed for Riverside Hospital, not in excess of 50 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, 1959 and July 1, 1960; 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, 1960; 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 percent of the quarter remaining after the beginning of the operation of such capacity shall bear to the total of such quarter but no payment shall be made for beds completed after December 31, 1960.

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 July 9, 1959.