CHAPTER 79

STATE BOARD OF CHARITIES

VISITATION AND INSPECTION

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 41 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED STATE BOARD OF CHARITIES, PROVIDING FOR VISITATION AND INSPECTION BY THE STATE BOARD OF CHARITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 1118, Section 4, of Chapter 41, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Section 2. That 1121, Section 7, of Chapter 41, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing all of said Section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:-

The State Board of Charities is hereby made responsible for the coordination of welfare and correctional programs in the State, and to this end may, in its discretion, call conferences of representatives of public and private agencies responsible for such programs, and individuals and organized groups interested in and concerned with matters of welfare. Such activities shall be carried on in the interest of more effectively understanding and making provision for the welfare needs in the State. Participation in such activities on the part of agencies and individuals shall be voluntary. The Board may, in its discretion, sponsor and carry out studies of existing provisions for caring for welfare needs, and studies of the need for changes in existing facilities.

The Board shall issue periodic public reports on the extent, nature and cost of public and private welfare programs in the State, and to this end may require the necessary periodic statistical data from public and private welfare, correction, probation and parole agencies, and institutions giving resident care to tuberculous patients.

Approved April 9, 1943.