§ 5520 Liability for maintenance of patient; collection remedies.
(a) Any person committed to or placed in Stockley Center shall at all times be liable for the care, maintenance and support furnished to and received by such person while a patient of Stockley Center. Nothing in this section shall relieve from liability for the support of the patient, any person liable under any other law of this State.
(b) The Department of Health and Social Services shall keep an account of the cost of the care, maintenance and support furnished each patient while in Stockley Center and shall credit against the account all moneys received from the patient or from any other person for or on behalf of the patient.
(c) The Department may collect from any patient, or from the trustee for any patient, or out of the property, moneys and effects of any patient, all moneys necessary to discharge and pay all liability of the patient for the patient's care, maintenance and support.
(d) The Department may also proceed for the recovery of the moneys necessary for the care, maintenance and support in an action to be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in the name of the Department of Health and Social Services or by petition to the Court of Chancery if the patient has been ascertained to be mentally incompetent or mentally retarded by inquisition duly held.
§ 5521 Admission to Stockley Center.
The Department of Health and Social Services may establish voluntary admission procedures for residential services at the Stockley Center for individuals who meet the eligibility criteria established by the Division of Development Disabilities Services through regulations.
29 Del. Laws, c. 172, § 8; Code 1935, § 2610; 16 Del. C. 1953, § 5521; 50 Del. Laws, c. 364, § 4; 50 Del. Laws, c. 534, § 2; 51 Del. Laws, c. 18, § 1; 62 Del. Laws, c. 209, § 1; 75 Del. Laws, c. 285, § 1.;
§ 5522 Centers for persons diagnosed with mental retardation or other specific developmental disabilities.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services may establish and operate centers for vocational, habilitative and social skill development for persons diagnosed with mental retardation or other specific developmental disabilities. The operation of such said centers shall be governed by the Division's rules and regulations.
§§ 5523 , 5524. Commitment of person confined in another state institution; procedure; commitment to a penal institution or a detention home; release.
§ 5525 [Transferred.]