SENATE BILL NO. 96
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 39, TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Chapter 39, Title 31, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new section, which shall read as follows:
"§3911. Adult under Treatment by Spiritual Means not Neglected
Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to mean an adult is abused, infirm or incapacitated or in need of protective services for the sole reason he relies upon, or is being furnished with, treatment by spiritual means through prayer alone in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination; nor shall anything in this Chapter be construed to authorize or require any medical care or treatment over the implied or express objections of said person."
Approved July 6, 1983.