TITLE 16

Health and Safety

Local Boards of Health; Health Programs

CHAPTER 1. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Subchapter IV. Emily P. Bissell Hospital


The Department of Health and Social Services may:

(1) Promote a careful study of conditions regarding tuberculosis throughout the State;

(2) Educate public opinion as to the causes and prevention of tuberculosis;

(3) Arouse general interest in securing adequate provision for the proper care of tuberculosis patients in their homes and by means of sanatoria; and

(4) Send such tuberculosis patients as require treatment to Emily P. Bissell Hospital for such treatment.

25 Del. Laws, c. 74, § 4; Code 1915, § 828; 29 Del. Laws, c. 53, § 1; 33 Del. Laws, c. 57, § 4; 34 Del. Laws, c. 69, § 1; Code 1935, § 820; 16 Del. C. 1953, § 151; 51 Del. Laws, c. 136; 70 Del. Laws, c. 149, § 54; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

The Division of Public Health shall pay for the care, treatment and maintenance of all hospitalized patients who enter the Emily P. Bissell Hospital for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of tuberculosis and other chronic diseases amenable to treatment, rehabilitation, or both who, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services need financial support. Those patients who are required to pay for such care, treatment and maintenance shall make direct payment to the Emily P. Bissell Hospital. Direct payment shall be made to the Emily P. Bissell Hospital by health insurance companies or health benefit payment plans by which any patient has health coverage.

25 Del. Laws, c. 74, § 4; Code 1915, § 828; 29 Del. Laws, c. 53, § 1; 33 Del. Laws, c. 57, § 4; 34 Del. Laws, c. 69, § 1; Code 1935, § 820; 16 Del. C. 1953, § 152; 51 Del. Laws, c. 136; 58 Del. Laws, c. 444; 70 Del. Laws, c. 150, § 3; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services shall establish throughout the State, at least 1 clinic in each county for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis and other chronic pulmonary diseases, such as fungus disease, sarcoidosis, bronchiectasis and bronchial asthma and for the purpose of maintaining such clinics shall employ such qualified persons as may be necessary to take charge thereof and pay them such reasonable compensation as may be necessary.

25 Del. Laws, c. 74, § 5; Code 1915, § 829; 33 Del. Laws, c. 57, § 4; 34 Del. Laws, c. 69, § 1; Code 1935, § 821; 16 Del. C. 1953, § 153; 51 Del. Laws, c. 136; 70 Del. Laws, c. 149, § 55; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

The Division of Public Health may admit such persons to the institution known as the Emily P. Bissell Hospital for the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis and other chronic diseases which are amenable to treatment, rehabilitation or both, as in the judgment of the Division may be proper and may provide for the care, treatment and support of such persons under such rules and regulations as may be from time to time established by the Division.

33 Del. Laws, c. 57, § 12; 34 Del. Laws, c. 67, § 1; 34 Del. Laws, c. 69, § 1; Code 1935, § 823; 16 Del. C. 1953, § 154; 49 Del. Laws, c. 65, § 3; 51 Del. Laws, c. 136; 58 Del. Laws, c. 444; 70 Del. Laws, c. 150, § 4; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, administrator of the Emily P. Bissell Hospital, shall keep or have kept true and accurate account of all moneys received for board, care and attention of patients by the hospital and all moneys arising from any source other than the annual appropriation made to the hospital by the State. All such funds shall be considered as revenue to the State and shall be paid to the State Treasurer for deposit into the General Fund, except as provided in § 6102(a) of Title 29.

16 Del. C. 1953, § 155; 51 Del. Laws, c. 136; 55 Del. Laws, c. 320; 70 Del. Laws, c. 149, § 56; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 544, § 33.;

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services shall furnish annually to the Governor a full account of its expenditures and disbursements under this subchapter. It shall also at the same time report to the Governor the work of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services 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.

25 Del. Laws, c. 74, § 6; Code 1915, § 830; 29 Del. Laws, c. 53, § 1; 33 Del. Laws, c. 57, § 4; 34 Del. Laws, c. 69, § 1; Code 1935, § 822; 16 Del. C. 1953, § 156; 51 Del. Laws, c. 136; 70 Del. Laws, c. 149, § 57; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

Each patient of the Hospital shall be entitled to all the patient rights set forth in subchapter II of Chapter 11 of this title, and all sections in said subchapter II shall apply to the patients of the Emily P. Bissell Hospital.

61 Del. Laws, c. 373, § 4.;