SENATE BILL NO. 87
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE HEALTH RESOURCES BOARD.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §9304(2), Title 16, Delaware Code, by striking the first sentence found in subsection (2) in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following sentence:
“Any expenditure by or on behalf of a healthcare facility in excess of $5.8 million, or some greater amount which has been designated by the Board following an annual adjustment for inflation using an annual inflation index determined by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, is a capital expenditure.”
Section 2. Amend §9305(3), Title 16, Delaware Code, by inserting the word “business” between the number “15” and the word “days” as they appear therein.
Section 3. Amend §9312, Title 16, Delaware Code, by striking the “.” at the end of the sentence found therein and by adding the following:
“, and shall continue to provide charity care in each fiscal year as determined by the Board. The authority to enforce charity care requirements shall rest with the Department of Health and Social Services.”
Approved July 05, 2007