61 STAT.] 80rH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 210-JULY 8, 1947 Z71 Health Service; maintenance and operation of the water and sanitary tation at Cicin- investigations station at Cincinnati, Ohio; surveys and investigations concerned with problems of pollution of the waters of lakes and rivers of the United States; collecting and compiling mortality, morbidity, and vital satistics, including procurement, by contract without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, of transcripts of 41 vU. C. §5. State, municipal, and other records, and studies and investigations related thereto; preparing information, articles, and publications related to public health; conducting studies and demonstrations in public health methods; and purchase of four passenger motor vehicles; $3,600,000. Office of International Health Relations: For expenses necessary in Mission to Liberia. connection with international health work and the Public Health Service mission to Liberia, including not to exceed $1,000 for enter- tainment of officials of other countries when specifically authorized by the Surgeon General, $275,000. SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for the maintenance and operation of the hospital (including the care and treatment of insane beneficiaries of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and insane bene- ficiaries of the Bureau of Employees' Compensation, in the Federal Security Agency), including clothing for patients; reimbursement to employees, subject to regulations of the Federal Security Admin- istrator, for the cost of repair or replacement of personal belongings damaged or destroyed by patients while such employees were engaged in the performance of their official duties; travel expenses; printing and binding; a health service program for employees as authorized by the Act of August 8, 1946 (Public Law 658); purchase of three passenger motor vehicles, including one ambulance; repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds; furnishing, repairing, and cleaning of such wearing apparel as may be used by employees in the performance of their official duties; cooperation with organiza- tions or individuals in scientific research into the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of mental illness; maintenance and oper- ation of necessary facilities for feeding employees and others (at not less than cost as determined in accordance with regulations pre- scribed by the Federal Security Administrator), the proceeds there- from to reimburse the appropriation for the institution; ascertaining the residence of patients whose care by the hospital is no longer authorized, and returning such patients to the place of residence; not exceeding $1,500 for the removal of patients to their friends; attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with hospital administration and medical advancement, when authorized by the Federal Security Administrator; and not exceeding $1,500 for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in pursuing, identifying, and returning patients who escape from the hospital or from the custody of any employee, including rewards for the capture of any such patients; $1,550,000: Provided, That the District of Columbia. or any branch of the Government requiring Saint Elizabeths Hospital to care for patients for which they are responsible, shall pay by check to the Superintendent upon his written request, either in advance or at the end of each month, such amounts as shall be calculated by the Superintendent to be due for such care on the basis of a per diem rate approved by the Bureau of the Budget and bills rendered by the Superintendent of Saint Elizabeths Hospital in accordance here- with shall not be subject to audit or certification in advance of pay- ment; proper adjustments of such bills paid for in advance on the basis of such calculations shall be made monthly or quarterly, as may Post, p . 751. 60 Stat. 903. 6U.S.C. §150. Return of patients. Payments for care of designated patients.