THE DELAWARE STATE TUBERCULOSIS COMMISSION.
AN ACT to Amend Chapter 26, of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, in relation to the Delaware State Tuberculosis Commission.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
That Chapter 26 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing 828. Sec. 4, 830. Sec. 6, 831. Sec. 7 and 833. Sec. 9 and inserting in lieu thereof the following, to be styled 828. Sec. 4, 830. Sec. 6, 831. Sec. 7 and 833. Sec. 9:
828. Sec. 4. INDIGENT PATIENTS; TREATMENT OF; COST OF; HOW PAID: The Commission shall have power and is authorized to promote a careful study of conditions regarding tuberculosis throughout the State; to educate public opinion as to the causes and prevention of tuberculosis; to arouse general interest in securing adequate provision for the proper care of tuberculosis patients in their homes and by means of sanatoria ; and to send such indigent consumptive patients as require treatment to sanatoriums for such treatment. Said Commission shall pay for the care, treatment and support of such patients only the actual costs of their maintenance in said sanatoriums. Persons in indigent circumstances who, in the judgment of the Commission, are able themselves or by their relatives to pay any part of said cost of maintenance, may be admitted to said sanatoriums and maintained and treated therein at the expense of the State to the extent that they cannot by themselves or relatives chargeable therefor pay such cost of maintenance.
830. Sec. 6. ANNUAL REPORT TO GOVERNOR: The Commission shall furnish annually to the Governor a full account of its expenditures and disbursements. It shall also at the same time report to the Governor the work of the Commission for the year, including the number of persons treated, the results of treatment as nearly as can be ascertained, and such other information as may be of public interest and value. Such report shall, at all times, be open to the inspection of the citizens of the State in the office of the Secretary of State.
831. Sec. 7. APPROPRIATION; How DRAWN: To defray the expenses of the Commission, the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars is appropriated annually out of the money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated; and the State Treasurer is authorized, from time to time, to pay out of such amount, upon the requisition of the Chairman of the Commission, or such member of the Commission as may be selected by it, to sign such requisition in the absence of the Chairman in accordance with the provisions of Section 21, of Chapter 15.
833. Sec. 9. HOSPITAL FOR COLORED PERSONS; CREATION AUTHORIZED; PATIENTS; ADMISSION OF; ANNUAL APPROPRIATION: The Delaware State Tuberculosis Commission is authorized to acquire, on behalf of the State, by purchase or otherwise, a site for the erection of a hospital building or buildings, to be used for the care of colored inhabitants of the State afflicted with tuberculosis, and to erect the said building or buildings, and to provide for the care of such colored persons.
The said Commission shall have power to admit such colored persons to the said hospital, when erected, as in the judgment of the said Commission may he proper, and to provide for the care, treatment of and support of such persons under such rules and regulations as may be, from time to time, established by the said Commission.
To provide for the support and maintenance of the said hospital and the patients occupying the same, the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars is appropriated annually out of the money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated; the State Treasurer is authorized, from time to time, to pay such amount upon the requisition of the Chairman of the Commission, or such member of the Commission as may be selected by it to sign such requisition, in the absence of the Chairman.
Approved April 2, A. D. 1917.