CHAPTER 208

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 172

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 53, TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO DEPARTMENTS WITHIN THE GOVERNOR BACON HEALTH CENTER.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §5303 of Chapter 53, Title 16, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§5303. Departments within Center

The Department of Health and Social Services may establish the following sections at the Center, under the direction of the Division of Mental Health:

(1) A section for the evaluation, care and treatment of adolescents who are either seriously emotionally maladjusted or mentally ill, who are amenable to modern care and treatment and who appear to meet the admissions criteria for care and treatment. Evaluation may include social, psychological and psychiatric study and examination.

(2) A section for adults who suffer from mental and physical disorders, but who are without frank psychosis and who require only nursing care.

(3) Any other section which the Department deems related to health and welfare problems."

Approved April 1, 1980.