CHAPTER 384

RELATING TO DELAWARE STATE HOSPITAL AT FARNHURST

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Section 3702, Title 12, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by striking out subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

(b) Where the person named is at the time of making the application an inmate of the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst, or of an institution for the care of the feeble-minded maintained by the Delaware Commission for the Feeble-minded, or a resident of this State and an inmate of any institution within or without the State maintained by or on behalf of the United States Government for the treatment or care of the mentally ill, or a resident of this State and an inmate of any institution receiving government compensation for such inmate, the Court may appoint a trustee or trustees for such person without issuing a writ under subsection (a) of this section. In any case the person alleged to be insane, his or her spouse, or any person related to such person within the third degree of consanguinity, may at any time before the appointment of such trustee, require that a writ issue under subsection (a) of this section.

Approved July 15, 1953.