CHAPTER 8

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 17

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 348, VOLUME 65, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1987; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; AND AMENDING CERTAIN STATUTORY PROVISIONS," RELATING TO PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCES OF PATIENTS.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 172, Chapter 348, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware by adding thereto the following:

"The funds provided for personal needs allowances shall be expended solely for the personal needs of the recipient and shall not be co-mingled with other appropriations. Persons authorized to receive and maintain personal needs allowance funds shall maintain an accurate accounting of said funds and make available to a recipient or his or her guardian, upon request, pertinent information about said patient's personal needs account."

Approved April 20, 1987.