§ 23-1-16. Receipt and use of funds.
(a) The state department of health shall have authority to receive and expend any funds which may become available from the federal government for public health purposes whenever it is so authorized by the governor. The department of health, with the approval of the governor, shall have authority:
(1) To meet those federal requirements with respect to the administration of those funds that may be set forth as conditions precedent to receiving those federal funds;
(2) To enter into and execute contracts to perform services for which the state may be compensated from the federal government for public health services, and
(3) To meet federal requirements with respect to the execution of public health services contracts between the federal government and the state.
(b) To carry out the purposes of this chapter, the department of health, with the approval of the governor, shall also have the authority to receive and expend monies from any other sources, public or private, including but not limited to legislative enactments, bond issues, gifts, devises, grants, bequests, or donations. The department of health, with the approval of the governor, is authorized to enter into any contracts necessary to obtain and expend those funds.
(c) All monies received by the state department of health from any federal agency, department, or any other source, as provided in this section, shall be paid into the state treasury and shall be for the use of the department of health. The monies so received shall be used solely for the purposes for which the grant or grants shall have been made and for no other purpose.
(P.L. 1964, ch. 16, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch. 65, § 1.)