§ 14. — Establishment of Navy hospitals.
[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 7, 2003 and December 19, 2003]
TITLE 24--HOSPITALS AND ASYLUMS
CHAPTER 1--NAVY HOSPITALS, ARMY AND NAVY HOSPITAL, AND HOSPITAL RELIEF
FOR SEAMEN AND OTHERS
Sec. 14. Establishment of Navy hospitals
The Secretary of the Navy shall procure at suitable places proper
sites for Navy hospitals, and if the necessary buildings are not
procured with the site, shall cause such to be erected, having due
regard to economy, and giving preference to such plans as with most
convenience and least cost will admit of subsequent additions, when the
funds permit and circumstances require; and shall provide, at one of the
establishments, a permanent asylum for disabled and decrepit Navy
officers, seamen, and marines: Provided, That no sites shall be procured
or hospital buildings erected or extensions to existing hospitals made
unless authorized by Congress.
(R.S. Sec. 4810; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 148, 37 Stat. 902.)
R.S. Sec. 4810 derived from acts Feb. 26, 1811, ch. 26, Sec. 3, 2
Stat. 650; July 10, 1832, ch. 194, Sec. 5, 4 Stat. 573.