CHAPTER 137

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 elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. There is appropriated for the maintenance, equipment and operation of the Hospitals hereinafter mentioned, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966, the sums of money set after the names of such Hospitals respectively:

HOSPITAL

NO.

OF

BEDS

Amount

Beebe Hospital of Sussex, Inc.

128

$ 70,400.00

(The) Delaware Hospital, Inc.

417

229,350.00

Kent General Hospital

130

71,500.00

Memorial Hospital (Homeopathic Hospital Association of Delaware)

360

198,000.00

Milford Memorial Hospital, Inc.

141

77,550.00

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

75

41,250.00

Riverside Hospital

48

26,400.00

St. Francis Hospital Incorporated

200

110,000.00

Wilmington General Hospital Association

340

187,000.00

Total

1839

$1,011,450.00

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 of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1965.

Section 2. There is likewise appropriated for the maintenance, equipment, and operation of the Memorial Hospital-E. duPont Memorial Hospital at Wilmington for the above-mentioned fiscal year, the sum of $550 per bed not in excess of 15 beds ; and the same sum per bed for the Delaware Hospital, Inc., not in excess of 64 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 of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1965; 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, 1965; 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, 1965.

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 moneys in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Approved June 16, 1965.