TITLE 16

Health and Safety

Mental Health

CHAPTER 62. The Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition

§ 6201. The Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition; mission, composition, organization, and reporting.

(a) There is hereby established the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition, hereinafter in this chapter referred to as “the Coalition.”

(b) The Coalition shall do all of the following:

(1) Review and analyze statistics and patterns related to suicide and suicide attempts.

(2) Consult with the Division of Public Health to determine the prevalence of suicide.

(3) Implement methods to reduce suicide and attempts.

(4) Operate in accordance with the State of Delaware Suicide Prevention Plan.

(5) Manage the Gun Shop Project and comply with § 6202 of this title.

(c) The Coalition shall consist of the following members:

(1) One representative of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services;

(2) One representative of the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families;

(3) One representative of the Division of Public Health, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services;

(4) One representative of the Department of Correction, to be appointed by the Commissioner of the department;

(5) One representative of the Department of Education, to be appointed by the Secretary of the department;

(6) One representative of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, to be appointed by the Chairman of the Commission;

(7) One representative of the Delaware National Guard, to be appointed by the Adjutant General;

(8) One representative of the Mental Health Association of Delaware, to be appointed by the Executive Director;

(9) One representative of a private psychiatric facility, appointed by the Governor;

(10) One representative to be appointed by the Governor.

(d) The Coalition shall elect a Chairperson from its members.

(e) The Coalition shall meet quarterly, and shall hold additional meetings as deemed necessary by the Chairperson.

(f) The Coalition shall report to the General Assembly and the Governor annually with findings and any pertinent recommendations, including the information required under § 6202(e) of this title.

(g) The Coalition shall be staffed by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

80 Del. Laws, c. 410, §  183 Del. Laws, c. 28, § 1

§ 6202. The Delaware Gun Shop Project.

(a) The Delaware Gun Shop Project is established, and referred to throughout this chapter as “the Gun Shop Project” .

(b) Definitions. As used in this chapter:

(1) “Deadly weapon” means as defined under § 222 of Title 11.

(2) “Firearm” means as defined under § 222 of Title 11.

(3) “Gun shop” means a business located in this State that sells firearms, deadly weapons, or related projects, such as ammunition.

(c) The Coalition shall oversee the Gun Shop Project. The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health shall provide staff for the Gun Shop Project.

(d) Educational materials. (1) The Gun Shop Project shall develop and create suicide prevention education materials that include all of the following:

a. Information on understanding the various clinical signs, symptoms, and indicators that might lead an individual to consider suicide.

b. Available suicide prevention resources.

(2) The educational materials under paragraph (d)(1) of this section must be provided through all of the following methods:

a. Written materials, such as a pamphlet, sign, poster, tip sheet, or other medium that meets the requirements of this chapter and the Gun Shop Project determines is appropriate. The Gun Shop Project is not required to provide every type of written material listed in this paragraph.

b. An online training course for deadly weapons dealers licensed under Chapter 9 of Title 24 and other customers.

(3) The Gun Shop Project shall refer to all of the following for guidance in developing and creating the educational materials under this section:

a. Gun shop projects of other states.

b. Industry projects, such as the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

c. Other projects or organizations that the Gun Shop Project determines is appropriate.

(4) The Gun Shop Project shall ensure that the written educational materials under paragraph (d)(2)a. of this section are made available for distribution through all of the following:

a. A gun shop, so the gun shop can distribute the materials at the point of purchase to an individual who is purchasing a firearm.

b. Another organization or location that the Gun Shop Project determines is appropriate.

(5) The Gun Shop Project shall ensure that the written educational materials under paragraph (d)(1) of this section are available on the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health’s website for downloading and access. The Gun Shop Project, the Coalition, or the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health are not required to physically deliver the written materials, if the materials are available online for downloading and access.

(e) The Gun Shop Project shall submit a written report as part of the Coalition’s annual report under this chapter, with a copy submitted to the Director and the Librarian of the Division of Research of Legislative Council. The annual report must include all of the following:

(1) Progress of the Gun Shop Project.

(2) Number of participating deadly weapons dealers.

(3) Number of training attendees.

83 Del. Laws, c. 28, § 2