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|Public Law 85-249||Hospital, Albuquerque, N. Mex. Reimbursement for care of Indians.|
|Public Law 85-249||48 Stat. 596.|
|Public Law 85-249||Effective date.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second, third, fourth, and fifth provisos in subsection (b) of the first section of the Act entitled "An Act authorizing an appropriation for the construction, extension, and improvement of a county hospital at Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide facilities for the treatment of Indians", approved October 31, 1949 (63 Stat. 1049), as amended, are amended to read as follows: "Provided further, That the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service shall reimburse the county of Bernalillo, or any successor operator of such hospital, for the care and
treatment of Indians eligible under the regulations of the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service for hospital and medical services who may be admitted to or treated in said hospital under the provisions of the Act of April 16, 1934, as amended (U.S.C., title 25, secs. 452-454), at rates not in excess of the average annual per diem cost of operation and maintenance for the entire hospital. The method of determining average annual per diem cost of operation and maintenance shall be agreed upon between the county of Bernalillo and the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service in the contract between them relating to such hospital. Such payments shall be made by the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service in the manner and at the times agreed upon in said contract: Provided further, That, until June 30, 1960, the amount of such payment shall in no event be less than the average annual per diem cost of operation and maintenance for 80 per centum of the beds required to be made available: And provided further, That the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service may for temporary periods waive the requirements that one hundred beds always be available for Indians, if for any temporary period such a number is not needed or required, and if in return the operator agrees that the minimum charge should be proportionately reduced."
The amendments made by the first section of this Act shall take effect as of June 30, 1957.
Approved, August 31, 1957.