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40:23-8.21.  Cooley's anemia;  promotion of public awareness, referral service for testing and expenses incidental to diagnosis and treatment; appropriations
    The governing body of a county may appropriate not more than $5,000.00 each  year to promote public awareness among prospective parents as to the necessity  of testing for Cooley's anemia, to establish a referral service whereby such  individuals can be tested for the existence of this disease, and, in the case  of a county which has no county home or hospital suitable for the treatment of  said disease, for any expenses incidental to the diagnosis and treatment of  children afflicted with Cooley's anemia; provided, however, that the governing  body of a county of the first class having a population in excess of 800,000  may appropriate not more than $10,000.00 each year.

    Before spending money for such purposes the governing body shall adopt such  rules and regulations as it deems desirable concerning the requirements of  residence and eligibility for such relief.  Disbursements shall be made through  officers designated by the board for that purpose on verified bills presented  and approved as in the case of other county expenditures.

     L.1975, c. 393, s. 1, eff. March 3, 1976.  Amended by L.1978, c. 142, s. 1, eff. Nov. 13, 1978.