§16-5A-5. Care of needy patients.
The board of health shall prescribe rules and regulations
specifying to what extent and on what terms and conditions needy
cancer patients may receive financial aid for the diagnosis and
treatment of cancer in any approved hospital in this state. The
director is authorized to furnish aid, within the limits of
available funds, to such patients and shall have the power to
administer such aid in any manner which in his judgment will
afford the greatest benefit to cancer patients throughout the
In determining whether a particular patient is entitled to
such assistance the director may call upon the department of
welfare for such investigation as may be required. In order to
receive such aid, however, the patient need not qualify for
public assistance as administered by the department of welfare.