44:5-10. Annual appropriations in certain municipalities to maintain patients or assist hospitals
A village, borough, town or township which has no hospital located therein maintained by the municipality may make an annual appropriation, in the manner in which appropriations for other municipal purposes are made, of a sum of money not exceeding an amount equal to one-tenth of one per cent of the total valuations of real and personal property of the municipality, which sum so appropriated shall be included in the annual tax levy of the municipality and collected in the same manner and at the same time as other municipal taxes.
The sum shall be applied to the purpose of supporting and maintaining such indigent persons residing in the municipality as may be sent by order of an overseer of the poor or other proper authority of the municipality to any hospital duly incorporated under the laws of this state and located in the municipality or in any other municipality in the same or an adjoining county, and of assisting in the maintenance of any such hospital furnishing hospital service to the residents of the municipality.
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