PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 2 6 2 - S E P T. 21, 1961
basis as it would credit such service had it been performed for such University; Effective (3) the transfer will become effective not later than the begin- transfer. date of ning of the second month which begins after construction of the new hospital facilities authorized by section 3 is commenced. (b) The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare shall make every reasonable effort to place in other comparable Federal positions all individuals who are career or career-conditional employees of Freedmen's Hospital on the date of enactment of this Act and who do not transfer to Howard University. (c) Each individual who is an employee of Freedmen's Hospital on the date of enactment of this Act and who transfers to Howard University shall, so long as he is continuously in the employ of Howard University, be regarded as continuing in the employ of the United States for the purposes of the Civil Service Retirement Act, the 5 USC 2251 note. Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Act of 1954. For purposes 5 USC 209 I note. of section 3121(b) of the Internal Revenue C!ode of 1954 and section 26 USC 3121. 210 of the Social Security Act, service performed by such individual 42 USC 410. during the period of his employment at Howard University shall be regarded as though performed in the employ of the United States. AUTHORIZATION OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITAL FACILITIES
SEC. 3. For the purpose specified in section 1, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for the construction of a building or buildings and facilities, including equipment, and for remodeling of existing buildings (including repair and replacement of equipment) which are to be combined with the building or buildings and facilities so constructed, to provide a hospital with a capacity of not to exceed five hundred beds. C O N T I N U E D OPERATION OF FACILITIES
SEC. 4. If, within twenty years after the completion of construction (as determined by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare) of the new hospital facilities authorized by section 3, any of such facilities, or of the facilities transferred pursuant to section 1 and combined with such new facilities, are transferred by Howard University to any other person or entity (except a transfer to the United States) or cease to be operated by the university as teaching hospital facilities, the United States shall be entitled to recover from the transferee or the university, in the case of a transfer, or from the university, if there is no transfer, an amount equal to the then value of such facilities (or so much thereof as is involved in the transfer, as the case may be), such value to be determined by agreement of the parties or by action brought in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR OPERATION
SEC. 5. I n order to facilitate operation of teaching hospital facilities at Howard University, there are authorized to be appropriated annually to the university such sums as the Congress may determine, for the partial support of the operation of such facilities giving consideration to the cost imposed by the provisions of section 2 and the portion of the agreement under this Act relating to such provisions. The cost of operating such facilities, the appropriations pursuant to this section, and any other income derived from such operation or available for such purpose shall be identified and accounted for separately in the accounts of the university.
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