CHAPTER 730

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

WHEREAS, there is a critical shortage of professional and sub-professional health personnel to administer the health needs of our rapidly expanding population; and

WHEREAS, the development of comprehensive health services require adequate health trained personnel both professional and sub-professional; and

WHEREAS, conditions as now existing will menace the health and welfare of the people of our State unless corrected;

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. There is appropriated to the Department of Health and Social Services the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) which shall be used for the following purposes:

(a) To establish a plan for the development of professional and sub-professional health personnel to assure adequate care for the people of Delaware and to assist both the governmental, nonprofit agency and private segments of our health professions to recruit, train and adequately prepare sufficient numbers of health personnel to take care of the State's needs by coordinated planning with the institutions of higher learning, the secondary schools, the hospitals of the State, non-profit agencies engaged in health service delivery systems, and professional groups such as physicians, dentists, nurses and others.

Section 2. This Act is an appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds of the general fund of the State not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Any of the said appropriated funds may be utilized from the time of the passage of this Act until the end of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, and any funds remaining shall revert at that time to the General Fund.

Approved July 19, 1970.