CHAPTER 29

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 119

AN ACT AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING AN EXTENDED CARE UNIT FOR THE CARE AND TREATMENT OF CHRONICALLY ILL ADULTS.

WHEREAS, there exists a critical need for additional beds within the Department of Health and Social Services so as to provide for treatment and rehabilitation of chronically ill adult referrals; and

WHEREAS, such additional beds would help serve to reduce the long waiting list of geriatric referrals currently existent at the home and hospital; and

WHEREAS, there exists available space within facilities at the Emily P. Bissell Hospital; and

WHEREAS, a supplemental appropriation of $87,738 would provide adequate operating funds needed to utilize such available space.

NOW THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The Emily P. Bissell Hospital is hereby appropriated the sum of $87,738 to be used in the following manner for the purpose of operating an additional 50-bed unit for the care and treatment of chronically ill adults:

(35-05-000) Division of Public Health (35-05-003) Bissell Hospital

Salaries & Wages of Employees (35.50) $39,047

Overtime 938

Shift Differential 376

FICA 2,361

Pensions 5,126

Personal Services 600

Travel 200

Contractual Services 9,300

Supplies & Materials 15,800

Capital Outlay 13,990

TOTAL $87,738

Section 2. This Act is a supplemental appropriation for the fiscal year 1975 and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Any money appropriated herein which is unexpended or unencumbered on June 30, 1975 shall revert to the General Fund.

Approved March 31, 1975.