§27-1A-8. Superintendents to pay money to state treasury through
department of mental health; appropriations;
deficiency; how met.
All moneys and funds belonging to the state which shall come
into the possession or under the control of the superintendent or
other officer of a state hospital under the control of the
department of mental health shall be paid to the director of
mental health monthly, on or before the tenth day of the month
following the month in which such moneys or funds were received,
under such rules and regulations as the director shall prescribe.
The director shall pay such moneys and funds into the state
treasury immediately in the manner provided in article two,
chapter twelve, of this code.
All moneys appropriated for the department of mental health
and state hospitals may be expended on proper requisitions issued
by the director of mental health or his duly authorized agent.
Whenever the appropriations by the Legislature for the state
hospitals are insufficient to pay the expenses of conducting such
institutions, the director of mental health shall certify the
deficiency to the governor. The certificate shall state the name
of the state hospital and the items and amount in detail needed,
and the governor may direct payment of the same or any part
thereof out of any appropriation available for that purpose.