(a) It shall be the duty of the State Board of Health to assure the statewide operation of outpatient clinics necessary for the treatment and control of tuberculosis. These clinics shall make available anti-tuberculosis drugs, other tuberculosis services, and conduct a continuing search for individuals infected with tuberculosis.
(b) The State Board of Health shall have the authority to contract with accredited general hospitals to serve as regional contract tuberculosis hospitals and to determine the method of reimbursement. The regional contract tuberculosis hospitals shall furnish the State Board of Health with such reports as are required by the board. The Regional Tuberculosis Hospitals shall be compensated in a manner fixed by the State Board of Health.
(c) The amount of expenditure for the purpose of treatment of tuberculosis, operation of clinics for treatment and control of tuberculosis, and provision of anti-tuberculosis drugs shall be that sum provided in the general appropriation act together with any public or private grants or appropriations.