AN ACT authorizing the establishment of a Psychiatric Observation Clinic at the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. The State Board of Trustees of The Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst are hereby authorized to establish under the direction and supervision of the said State Hospital a psychiatric observation clinic for the observation, study, psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of persons suffering from mental and nervous diseases. Any physician licensed to practice medicine within this State may, upon compliance with the rules and regulations of the said State Board of Trustees made from time to time, cause any patient under his care or treatment, who is suffering from mental or nervous disease, to be admitted to said Clinic for a period not to exceed four weeks at any one time for observation, study, diagnosis and treatment. Any patient so admitted shall remain in said Clinic for a further period or periods not to exceed four weeks duration each, upon the request of the physician upon whose application such patient was admitted to said Clinic and with the approval of the said State Board of Trustees. Any person who shall be admitted into such Clinic shall not be allowed to depart therefrom prior to the expiration of such four weeks period, or any extension thereof, in case any such extension shall have been made, without the consent of the Superintendent of The Delaware State Hospital.

Approved April 8, 1929.