CHAPTER 117

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 428

AN ACT AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING TITLE XIX MEDICAID RATES.

WHEREAS, the Title XIX Medicaid reimbursement rates have not been recently increased; and

WHEREAS, the cost of running our State institutions has increased in recent years; and

WHEREAS, a supplemental appropriation of $235,741 would allow the State of Delaware to buy out the Federal Title XIX matching funds; and

WHEREAS, such Title XIX matching funds would increase the revenue potential to the State.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The Department of Health and Social Services is hereby appropriated $235,741 for the purpose of raising Title XIX Medicaid reimbursement rates for the period February 1, 1975 to June 30, 1975.

Section 2. This Act is a supplemental appropriation act and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund of the State from funds not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. No funds appropriated under this Act may be disbursed until and unless Federal matching funds are obtained.

Section 4. Any funds herein appropriated which remain unencumbered by June 30, 1975, shall thereupon revert to the General Fund of the State.

Approved June 24, 1975