OF THE INSANE
AN ACT to amend the act entitled "An act in relation to a State Hospital for the Insane," passed at Dover, April 25th, '1889, and being Chapter 553, Volume 18 of the Laws of Delaware.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION I. That Section 6 of Chapter 553 of Volume 18 of the Laws of Delaware, entitled "An Act in relation to a State Hospital for the Insane," be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following, to wit: "The expenses of the examination of an alleged indigent insane persons and of the removal of such person if found insane, to the State Hospital for the Insane, shall be paid by the county of which the insane person was a resident at the time of his or her examination and removal."
SECTION 2. That Section 7 of said Chapter be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following, to wit: "They may also receive into the hospital any insane person who is a resident of this State and who may be able to pay for his or her maintenance or support. They may make contracts in relation to the board and maintenance, care and custody of any insane person, and may recover from the person with whom they may so contract, or from the insane person, the compensation agreed upon, or in case no certain compensation was agreed upon, then they may recover a reasonable compensation in an action of debt or assumption to be brought in the name of the State Board of Trustees of the Insane Asylum, or by petition to the Chancellor, if the person has been ascertained to be a lunatic by inquisition duly held.
Passed at Dover, May 14, 1891.