CHAPTER 288

APPROPRIATION - DELAWARE STATE HOSPITAL FOR CARE OF RETARDED PERSONS

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "HEALTH AND SAFETY" TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DELAWARE STATE HOSPITAL AT FARNHURST TO OPERATE CENTERS FOR THE DAYTIME CARE OF SEVERELY RETARDED PERSONS AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.

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

Section 1. Chapter 55, Title 16, Delaware Code, is amended by adding the following new section:

§ 5526. Centers for severely retarded

The State Board of Trustees of the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst may establish and operate centers for the daytime care of severely mentally retarded persons at appropriate locations within the State and provide transportation to and from such centers. Severely mentally retarded persons are those of any age deemed to be neither educable nor trainable in the public schools. Rules and regulations of the State Board of Trustees of the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst shall govern the operation of such centers.

Section 2. There is appropriated for the operation of daytime centers as described in Section 1, the sum of $80,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958, and the sum of $85,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1959.

Section 3. This is a supplementary appropriation and the funds herein appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 24, 1957.