CHAPTER 221

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 403

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 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 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 institutions canot recuive 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 institutions.

Section 2. The amount of seven million one hundred sixty-seven thousand six hundred dollars ($7,167,600) 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. 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 4. The funds herein appropriated which remain unencumbered on June 30, 1984, shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Section 5. This Act shall become effective upon enactment into law.

Approved December 14, 1983.