INSANE. THE STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DELAWARE STATE HOSPITAL AT FARNHURST.
AN ACT to Amend Chapter 76 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, relating to the powers and duties of the State Board of Trustees of the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst, in relation to the maintenance of insane Persons.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 76 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be, and the same is, hereby amended by repealing 2600, Section 8 thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof, the following, to be styled 2600, Section 8: -
"2600. Section 8. MAINTENANCE OF INSANE PERSONS: BOARD MAY COLLECT: WHEN: COST OF EXAMINATION AND REMOVAL OF INDIGENT INSANE PERSONS: HOW PAID:
Any insane person committed to, or placed in said Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst, shall at all times be liable for the care, maintenance and support furnished to and received by him while an inmate of said Hospital. Provided however, that nothing in this Chapter Section shall relieve from liability for the support of said insane person, any person now liable under any law of this State. The State Board of Trustees of said Hospital shall keep an account of the cost of the care, maintenance and support furnished each insane person while in said Hospital and shall credit against said account all monies received from said insane person or from any other person for or on behalf of such insane person. The said Board of Trustees shall have the same power and authority to collect from an insane person, or from the trustee for said insane person or out of the property, monies and effects of such insane person, all monies necessary to discharge and pay all liability of said insane person for said care, maintenance and support, as are now, or may hereafter be given to "The Trustees of the Poor" of the several counties of this State.
The said Board of Trustees may also proceed for the recovery of said monies necessary for said care, maintenance and support in an action of debt or assumpsit to be brought in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware in the name of "The State Board of Trustees of the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst" or by petition to the Chancellor if the person has been ascertained to be a lunatic by inquisition duly held.
The expenses of the examination of an alleged, indigent insane person and of the removal of such person, if found insane, to said Hospital, shall be paid by the County of which the insane person was a resident at the time of his or her examination and removal.
Approved March 12, A. D. 1915.