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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 288

AN ACT TO AMEND §5161, CHAPTER 51, TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, KNOWN AS A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS FOR THE MENTALLY ILL.

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

Section 1. Amend §5161(a) (4), Chapter 51, Title 16, Delaware Code, by striking the third sentence of said subsection (4) in its entirety, which sentence reads as follows:

"Any interest on money received and held for a patient shall be the property of the patient and held by the hospital for the patient's benefit."

Approved July 9, 1975