Page images
PDF
EPUB

For drilling and equipping water-wells, the sum of Wells. one thousand dollars. APPROVED—The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 245.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the Phoenixville Hospital, at

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of four- Appropriation. teen ($14,000) thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Phoenixville Hospital, at Phoenixville, Chester county, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and five, for the following purposes, namely:

For the purpose of maintenance, the sun of fourteen ($14,000) thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. APPROVED—The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 246.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the Benevolent Association's Home

for Children, of Pottsville, Schuylkill county. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appro- Appropriation. priated to the Benevolent Association's Home for Children, of Pottsville, toward the maintenance, education and support of the homeless, destitute and vagrant children in said Home, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and five.

APPROVED -The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 247.

AN ACT

State Hospital for the Criminal Insane.

Commission.

Site.

To provide for the selection of a site and the erection of a State Hospital for the treatment and care of the criminal insane, to be called the State Hospital for the Criminal Insane, and making an appropriation therefor.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That a Commission is hereby created, consisting of six persons, who shall serve without compensation (except necessary expenses), to select a site and build an institution for the treatment and care of the criminal insane of the Commonwealth, and such other insane patients as are hereinafter specified; said Commission to be constituted as follows: The present President pro tempore of the Senate, the Honorable William C. Sproul; the Speaker of the House of Representatives; a State Senator, to be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate; a member of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and two additional persons, to be appointed by the Governor.

Section 2. Said commissioners shall, as soon as possible after their appointment, select a tract of land suitable for the purpose of said hospital, which shall be accessible by railroad facilities from all parts of the Commonwealth.

Section 3. The tract of land so selected shall be good arable land, well adapted to the preservation of the health, the occupation and maintenance of the inmates of said hospital, with an adequate supply of good water, and large facilities for drainage from the hospital buildings; and said tract of land, so selected, and the cost thereof, shall be approved by the Governor before the purchase money shall be paid; and the deed for the same shall be taken in the name of the Commonwealth; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the said commissioners from receiving a deed to the Commonwealth, in fee, for any land donated for the purpose aforesaid.

Section 4. The plans for said hospital shall be prepared by said commissioners, and approved by the Board of Public Charities. The buildings shall be of the best design for the construction of such insti. tution, and without expensive architectural adorn ment or unduly large or costly administrative accommodations, and no change shall be made in said plans of construction without the consent of the said Board of Public Charities.

Section 5. The Commission shall have power to etc. select an architect and a superintendent of construc

tion, a secretary and a stenographer, and fix and pay their salaries from the appropriation herein made;

To be approved by the Governor.

Plang.

Approval of.

Architect, superintendent, and stenographer

and may also select, and fix and pay the salaries of, such other persons, from the appropriation herein made, as they may think necessary to employ in order to secure the proper and economical construction of said buildings.

Section 6. To enable the said commissioners to purchase suitable land for a site for said hospital, the sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby specifically appropriated; Appropriation for to be drawn from the treasury as the same may be required, on warrants drawn by the Auditor General in the usual manner, vouchers or statements to be furnished before any warrant is issued: Provided, That so much of said appropriation of ten thousand dol. lars, hereby made, as may not be necessary for the purchase of said land shall revert to and be applied to the fund hereinafter appropriated for the erection of buildings for said hospital.

Section 7. To enable the commissioners to commence the erection of said buildings, the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby specifically appro- Appropriation for priated, to be drawn from the Treasury as the same may be required, on warrants drawn by the Auditor General in the usual manner.

Section 8. The said commissioners, upon the comple. tion of said hospital, shall surrender their trust to a board of trustees, to consist of nine members, who Board of trustees. shall serve without compensation, and shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Said trustees shall be a body Body corporate. corporate, by the name and style of the State Hospital for the Criminal Insane. They shall manage and direct the concerns of the institution, and make all necessary by-laws and regulations, not inconsist. ent with the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth. Of the trustees first appointed, three shall serve for one year, three for two years, and three for three years; and at the expiration of the respective periods, the vacancies shall be filled by the Governor, by appointment for three years, as hereinbefore provided; and should any vacancy occur by death or resignation, or otherwise, of any trustee, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment as aforesaid for the unexpired term of such trustee.

Section 9. The board of trustees shall appoint a competent and skilful physician, of special training and experience in the treatment and care of the insane, who shall be superintendent, and shall have Superintendent. charge, supervision and direction of the hospital, both professionally and otherwise. He shall nominate for appointment such and so many assistants, attendants Assistants, etc. and other employes as may be considered necessary

26 Laws.

Terms of trustees,

Vacancies.

Steward.

Salaries.

penses,

by said board of trustees; and in the absence or disability of said superintendent, the next medical officer in rank shall perform the duties thereof. The superintendent, with the approval of the trustees, shall appoint a steward, who shall have charge under the direction of said superintendent of the purchase, production, and distribution of all supplies, under such rules and regulations as may be established by said trustees. The salaries of the superintendent, assistants, employes and attendants of the hospital shall be fixed by said board of trustees.

Section 10. The laws now in force relating to the support and maintenance of the indigent insane in the State Hospitals for the Insane, and the payment thereof, shall apply to the State Hospital for the Criminal Insane.

Section 11. The trustees shall make, under oath by Quarterly report. their president or treasurer, a quarterly report to the

Auditor General of the State and to the Board of Statement of ex- Public Charities, containing an itemized statement of

the expenses of the institution during the previous quarter; and unless such itemized report is made, and approved by the State Board of Public Charities, Auditor General and State Treasurer, the State Treasurer is hereby directed not to pay any more money to said institution until such report is made and approved as aforesaid.

Section 12. Whenever the said hospital shall have sufficient accommodations for the proper care of a larger number of insane patients than have been committed to it, the Committee on Lunacy of the State Board of Charities shall have authority to transfer to said hospital patients from any other State hospital for the insane, giving the preference in all cases to those patients having known criminal tendencies.

Section 13. The Governor, judges of the several courts of record of the Commonwealth, members of

the Legislature, and members of the Board of Public Ex officio visitors. Charities shall be ex officio visitors of said hospital. APPROVED—The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Transfer of patients.

No. 248.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the trustees of the State Hospital for Injured Persons of the Bituminous and Semi-Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, located at Blossburg, Tioga county.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and

Appropriation

the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the trustees of the State Hospital for Injured Persons of the Bituminous and Semi-Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, located at Blossburg, Tioga county, for the two fiscal years beginning June tirst, one thousand nine hundred and tive, for the following purposes, namely:

For the purpose of the maintenance of said Hospi. Maintenance. tal, and care of sick and injured persons, the sum of sixteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. APPROVED——The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 249.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the trustees of the State Cottage

Hospital, at Connellsville, Fayette county. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of Appropriation. twenty-one thousand nine hundred and forty dollars and fifty-three cents, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the trustees of the State Cottage Hospital, of Connellsville, Fayette county, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and five, for the following purposes, namely:

For the purpose of maintenance, twenty thousand Maintenance. dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For insurance, for two years, the sum of two hun- Insurance. dred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For indebtedness for painting, the sum of three hun- Deficit, dred and sixty-five dollars and fifty-three cents.

For smoothing, filling, and applyire floor-dressing Floors. to ward floors, the sum of three hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For new kitchen floor, the sum of fifty dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. For Roentgen-ray apparatus, electrical, accessories

Electric and suitable room, the sum of one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. APPROVED—The 11th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

« PreviousContinue »