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Chapter 454
August 4, 1947 [H.R. 2793] |  [Public Law 332] 61 Stat. 729

Authorizing an appropriation for the construction, extension, and improvement of a State tuberculosis sanatorium at Galen, Montana, to provide facilities for the treatment of tuberculous Indians in Montana.

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Chap. 454 Tuberculosis sanatorium, Galen, Mont. Appropriation authorized.
Chap. 454 Additional funds from State.
Chap. 454 Availability to Indians.
Chap. 454 Reimbursement to State.
Chap. 454 48 Stat. 596.
25 U.S.C. §§ 452-455.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,500,000 for the purpose of cooperating with the State of Montana for the construction, extension, and improvement of a tuberculosis sanatorium at Galen, Deer Lodge County, Montana, to provide and make available whenever required for tuberculous Indians not less than one hundred additional beds:

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Provided, That the expenditure of any moneys authorized to be appropriated hereunder shall be subject to the condition that the proper authorities of the said State of Montana shall promptly take necessary steps under the laws of the State of Montana to provide additional funds required to complete the construction, extension, and improvement including regulation equipment of the said sanatorium and shall submit proof of compliance with this provision to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs; whereupon actual work shall proceed under the direction of the State officials and payment for such work in place shall be made monthly on vouchers properly certified by State officials to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, whose determination and approval of the proper amount chargeable to any appropriation authorized hereunder shall be final and sufficient for such payment thereof: Provided further, That the said sanatorium so constructed, extended, and improved shall be maintained by the State of Montana and shall be available to all the Indian population of said State: Provided further, That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs will reimburse the State of Montana for the care and treatment of such tuburculous Indians who may be admitted to the sanatorium under the provisions of the Johnson-O'Malley Act, at rates not in excess of the average annual per diem cost of operation for the entire sanatorium.

Approved, August 4, 1947.

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