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RELATING TO MENTALLY ILL PERSONS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51, TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, BY MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE CARE OF MENTALLY ILL PERSONS IN STATE INSTITUTIONS APPLICABLE TO COMMITMENT, TRANSFER, CARE AND RELEASE OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO SUCH SERVICES IN HOSPITALS OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.

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

Section 1. Chapter 51, Title 16, Delaware Code, is amended by adding at the end of subchapter II thereof and after section 5130, a new section to be known as section 5131.

§ 5131. Veteran Hospitals

The provisions in the Delaware Code pertaining to the admission, commitment, care and release of mentally ill persons at State institutions shall apply with the same force and effect to persons entitled to the services of hospitals for the mentally ill operated by the Veterans Administration. Persons so entitled may be transferred from State institutions to such Veteran Administration hospitals subject to the statutory provisions affording interested parties the right to have the mentally ill person's status determined as provided by law.