CHAPTER 198

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 210

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES.

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

Section 1. Amend §9003(3), Title 29 of the Delaware Code by designating the

existing language thereof as subparagraph "a" and by adding the following:

"b. The Division of Family Services will provide family preservation services to

those families whose children are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement when it has determined that out-of-home placement can be avoided; provided, however, that nothing herein will prevent the Division from removing a child from his or her home when it has determined that the child's safety and well-being may be jeopardized by remaining in the family home."

Approved July 10, 1995