A. A service charge of $ 1.50 per patient bed for which the hospital or nursing home is licensed, but not less than $ 75 nor more than $ 500, shall be paid for each license upon issuance and renewal. The service charge for a license for a hospital or nursing home which does not provide overnight inpatient care shall be $ 75.
B. All service charges received under the provisions of this article shall be paid into a special fund of the Department and are appropriated to the Department for the operation of the hospital and nursing home licensure and inspection program.
Code 1950, § 32-304; 1979, c. 711.