CHAPTER 358

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE MONEYS TO CERTAIN HOSPITALS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE FOR CERTAIN HEALTH SERVICES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all the 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, 1968, the sums of money set after the names of such hospitals respectively:

Hospital

Amount

Beebe Hospital of Sussex County, Inc.

$9,216.00

Kent General Hospital

9,288.00

Milford Memorial Hospital, Inc.

10,152.00

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

6,480.00

Riverside Hospital

3,456.00

St. Francis Hospital, Inc.

12,960.00

Wilmington Medical Center

79,848.00

 

$131,300.00

Section 2. The Budget Director shall administer this Act and shall have the power to reduce the amounts to be paid to the individual hospitals to the extent that the funds withheld are allocated and transferred to the Department of Public Welfare as provided for in Section 3 of this Act, and the State Treasurer shall make no payment under this Act except upon the prior approval of the Budget Director.

Section 3. The Budget Director shall allocate to the Department of Public Welfare any of the sums herein mentioned provided the following conditions are met:

(a) The State Plan of Medical Care to be carried out by the Department of Public Welfare meets the requirements for federal financial participation under Title XIX of P. L. 89-97; and

(b) The sums expended by the Department pursuant to this Act shall be limited to:

(3) inpatient hospital services;

(4) outpatient hospital services;

(5) other laboratory and x-ray services;

(6) skilled nursing home services for individuals 21 years of age or older; and

(1) physicians services, whether furnished in the office, the patient's home, a hospital, or a skilled nursing home, or elsewhere.

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

Section 5. Any money appropriated herein and unexpended shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on June 30, 1969.

Approved June 28, 1968.