CHAPTER 454

RELATIVE TO MEDICAL EXPENSES INCIDENT TO BIRTH OF ILLEGITIMATE CHILD

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY REMOVING THE MONETARY LIMITS RELATIVE TO THE SUPPORT OF AND RELATIVE TO THE MEDICAL AND LYING-IN EXPENSES INCIDENT TO THE BIRTH OF AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD.

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

Section 1. That Title 13 of the Delaware Code be amended by striking out Section 1326 thereof and by inserting in lieu of the part so stricken a new Section 1326 thereof, as follows:

§ 1326. Order on putative father; payments

If it be determined that the person charged is the father of the child, said person shall be liable for the support of said child under the provisions of Chapter 5 of this Title. In addition to any order for support, the Judge may also order the defendant to pay into the Court such sums, in such installments, as to the Court, having regard to all the circumstances, shall seem proper for the purpose of covering the medical expenses incident to the pregnancy of the mother ; and/or the medical and lying-in expenses incident to the delivery of said child, and may punish the defendant for contempt if he shall fail or refuse, without just cause, to obey the Court's order in this behalf.

Approved July 14, 1955.