CHAPTER 99

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 129

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE REGARDING ABANDONMENT OF AN INFIRM ADULT.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 3902(19) of Title 31 of the Delaware Code by deleting the "." following the word "adult" at the end of subparagraph b. and by substituting in lieu thereof the following "; or".

Section 2. Amend Section 3902(19) of Title 31 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subparagraph thereto, to be designated as subparagraph "c.", to read as follows:

"c. Intentional and permanent abandonment or desertion in any place of an infirm adult by a caregiver who does not make reasonable efforts to ensure that essential services, as defined in this section, will be provided for said infirm adult."

Approved June 30, 1997