CHAPTER 3

FORMERLY SENATE BILL NO. 44

WITH HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE IN THE AMOUNT OF $47,000 TO THE CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S SECTION OF THE DIVISION OF MATERNAL, CHILD AND CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S SERVICES OF THE DIVISION OF PHYSICAL HEALTH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

WHEREAS, the division of crippled children's services exhausted its funds on January 1, 1971; and

WHEREAS, this has cut off services to physically handicapped children in the following areas — braces and repairs, crutches, hearing aids and repairs, surgery, anaesthesia, in-hospital treatment, x-ray, audiologic and otologic examinations, transporting downstate children to the Alfred I. duPont Institute, transporting children to the regional heart program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, orthodontia and pedodontia; and

WHEREAS, even in times of financial stress and prudent economic practice, physically handicapped children of Delaware still need care which should not be postponed.

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. That there is hereby appropriated from the General Fund of the State of Delaware to the Crippled Children's Section of the Division of Maternal, Child and Crippled Children's Services of the Division of Physical Health of the Department of Health and Social Services the sum of Forty-seven Thousand Dollars ($47,000).

Section 2. Any funds remaining unexpended on June 30, 1971, shall revert to the General Fund of the State.

Approved February 5, 1971.