CHAPTER 198

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 712

AN ACT AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

WHEREAS, the State Personnel Office has recommended certain

reclassifications/upgradings of the salary levels of nursing positions to be effective July 1, 1980, and

WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Social Services has experienced difficulty in attracting and retaining qualified nursing personnel because of inadequate salary levels, and

WHEREAS, adequate nursing staff is necessary in order to provide for the proper care and treatment of patients under the aegis of the Department of Health and Social Services, and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the State of Delaware to facilitate for the recruitment of qualified nursing staff at the earliest possible date;

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. A sum of $111,304 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Health and Social Services for the purpose of upgrading and/or reclassifying nursing classifications in the Department, effective March 1, 1980, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 33 of House Bill No. 333 as amended and commonly known as the Budget Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1980. Such reclassifications/upgrades shall be in accordance with the State Personnel Office authorizations.

Section 2. This supplemental appropriation shall be distributed as follows: Community Health (35-05-002)

Salaries & Wages 3 8,586

FICA 527

Pension 1.107

TOTAL
E. P. Bissell Hospital (35-05-003)

Salaries & Wages $ 16,498

FICA 1,011

Pension 2,128

TOTAL

Delaware Hospital f/t/ Chronically Ill (35-05-004)

Salaries & Wages $ 17,513

FICA 1,073

Pension 2,259

TOTAL

Delaware State Hospital (35-06-002)

Salaries & Wages $ 22,981

FICA 1,409

Pension 2,965

TOTAL $ 27,355

Mental Hygiene Clinics (35-06-003)

Salaries & Wages $ 5,442

FICA 223

Pension 468

TOTAL $ 6,133

Governor Bacon Health Center (35-06-004)

Salaries & Wages $ 5,157

FICA 316

Pension 665

TOTAL $ 6,138

Community Mental Health Center (35-06-005)

Salaries & Wages $ 1,741

FICA 107

Pension 225

TOTAL $ 2,073

Bureau of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (35-06-008)

Salaries & Wages $ 2,905

FICA 178

Pension 375

TOTAL $ 3,458

Hospital fit Mentally Retarded (35-11-002)

Salaries & Wages $ 12,976

FICA 795

Pension 1,674

TOTAL $ 15,445

GRAND TOTAL $ 111,304

Section 3. This Act is a supplemental appropriation to be paid by the State Treasurer from funds not otherwise appropriated. Any funds appropriated in this Act, but not spent by June 30, 1980, shall revert to the General Fund of the State.

Approved February 15, 1980.