60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2 D SESS.-CH. 672-JULY 26, 1946 SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL Salaries and expenses: For support, clothing, and treatment in Saint Elizabeths Hospital of persons who have become insane since their entry into the armed forces of the United States, insane bene- ficiaries of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, insane beneficiaries of the United States Employees' Compensation Commission, and all other insane persons whose admission to the hospital is authorized by law, including reimbursement to employees for the cost of repair or replacement (where the damage exceeds $2 and does not exceed $100) of personal belongings damaged or destroyed by patients while employees were in line of duty; travel expenses; printing and binding; and not exceeding $3,000 for maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles; and not to exceed $185,000 for repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds; and not to exceed $15,000 for furnishing and laundering of such wearing apparel as may be prescribed for employees in the performance of their official duties; $3,729,358, including cooperation with organiza- tions or individuals in scientific research into the nature, causes, pre- vention, and treatment of mental illness, and including maintenance and operation of necessary facilities for feeding employees and others (at not less than cost), and the proceeds therefrom shall reimburse the appropriation for the institution; and not exceeding $1,500 of this sum may be expended in the removal of patients to their friends; for expenses of attendance at meetings of a technical nature, pertaining to hospital administration and medical advancement, when authorized by the Federal Security Administrator; not exceeding $2,500 for the purchase of such books, periodicals, and newspapers as may be required for the purposes of the hospital and for the medical library, not exceeding $75,000 for transfer to the Federal Works Agency for expenses incident to a survey of the buildings and grounds of the hospital; and not exceeding $1,500 for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the apprehension and return to the hospital of escaped patients: Provided, That so much of this sum as may be required shall be available for all necessary expenses in ascertaining the resi- dence of inmates who are not or who cease to be properly chargeable to Federal maintenance in the institution and in returning them to such places of residence: Providedfurther,That during the fiscal year 1947 the District of Columbia, or any branch of the Government requiring Saint Elizabeths Hospital to care for patients for which they are responsible, shall pay by check to the Superintendent upon his written request, either in advance or at the end of each month, such amounts as shall be calculated by the Superintendent to be due for such care on the basis of a per diem rate approved by the President and bills rendered by the Superintendent of Saint Elizabeths Hospital in accordance herewith shall not be subject to audit or certification in advance of payment; proper adjustments of such bills paid for in advance on the basis of such calculations shall be made monthly or quarterly, as may be agreed upon by the Superintendent of Saint Elizabeths Hospital and the District of Columbia government, depart- ment, or establishments concerned. All sums paid to the Superin- tendent of Saint Elizabeths Hospital for the care of patients that he is authorized by law to receive shall be deposited to the credit on the books of the Treasury Department of the appropriation made for the care and maintenance of the patients at Saint Elizabeths Hospital for the year in which the support, clothing, and treatment is provided, and be subject to requisition upon the approval of the Superintendent of Saint Elizabeths Hospital 693 Return of inmates not Federal charges. Payments for care of designated patients. Accountng.