CHAPTER 349

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 502

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §5015 of Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking such section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof:

"§5015. Costs of transportation and medical services.

The State Treasurer shall pay police officers, constables, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs for service as peace officers under this section at the rate of 31 cents for each mile necessarily traveled as well as a custody fee of $100 when transporting a mentally ill person from one county to another county."

Section 2. Amend §5122 of Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking subsection (e) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof:

"(e) The State Treasurer shall pay police officers, constables, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs for service as peace officers under this section at the rate of 31 cents for each mile necessarily traveled and a custody fee of $100 when transporting a mentally ill person from one county to another county.

Approved June 30,2006