TITLE 31

Welfare

Welfare Agencies

CHAPTER 28. DELAWARE HOSPITAL FOR THE CHRONICALLY ILL

Subchapter III. Expenses and Financing of Hospital


(a) Patients at the Hospital admitted under Title XIX of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.], if found to own property, shall not be liable for expenses incurred by the Hospital for their care and support.

(b) If a husband, without sufficient cause, separates from his wife, or if a father or mother deserts his or her children so that such wife or children are admitted to the Hospital, the property of such husband, father or mother shall be liable for the expense incurred in the care and support of such wife or children.

(c) In the case of patients, other than those admitted under Title XIX, the Division shall take legal proceedings to seize the property of patients to pay for expenses incurred in their care and support.

31 Del. C. 1953, § 2830; 49 Del. Laws, c. 144, § 2; 57 Del. Laws, c. 591, § 20; 58 Del. Laws, c. 499, §§ 4, 5; 60 Del. Laws, c. 207, § 3; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

(a) The liability of relatives for expenses incurred in the care and support of a patient admitted under Title XIX of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.] shall be as follows: The spouse of a Title XIX patient shall be responsible for the expenses of the patient; parents shall be financially responsible for the expenses incurred by their children who are patients at the Hospital if such children are under the age of 18, are blind or are permanently or totally disabled.

(b) The spouse, parents or children of a person not admitted under Title XIX shall be liable, in the order above named, for the expenses incurred in the care and support of such person; provided, that they are found able to pay such expenses. The Board shall take legal proceedings to enforce this liability, if warranted by the facts and circumstances.

31 Del. C. 1953, § 2831; 49 Del. Laws, c. 144, § 2; 57 Del. Laws, c. 591, § 20; 58 Del. Laws, c. 499, § 6; 60 Del. Laws, c. 207, § 3; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

The cost of the operation and maintenance of the Hospital and the care and support of its inmates shall be paid by the State Treasurer.

31 Del. C. 1953, § 2832; 56 Del. Laws, c. 291; 60 Del. Laws, c. 207, § 3.;