CHAPTER 129

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 381

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, DIVISION OF ECONOMIC SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN EMERGENCY CONCERNING MEDICAID FUNDS FOR STATE AND NON-STATE INSTITUTIONS.

WHEREAS, the cost of health care is increasing at an astronomical rate; and

WHEREAS, the need for funds to match federal funding is deemed critical; and

WHEREAS, patients in State and Non-State institutions have the urgent need for medical care; and

WHEREAS, it is essential to maximize the availability of federal funds; and

WHEREAS, an emergency situation exists when the patients in State and Non-State institutions cannot receive medical care.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all the members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. The General Assembly hereby finds that an emergency exists in the appropriation of funds for Medicaid for State and Non-State institutions.

Section 2. The amount of twelve million three hundred fifty-nine thousand six hundred dollars ($12,359,800) is hereby appropriated to the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Economic Services for the purposes of Medicaid for State Institutions.

Section 3. The amount of two million forty thousand four hundred dollars (52,040,400) is hereby appropriated to the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Economic Services for the purpose of Medicaid for Non-State institutions.

Section 4. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the monies herein appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 5. The funds herein appropriated which remain unencumbered on June 30, 1984, shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 11, 1983.