144th General Assembly
House Resolution # 75
 

Primary Sponsor: 
 Ewing
 

CoSponsors: 
 Reps. Hocker, Outten
 
Introduced on : 
 06/30/2008
 
 
Long Title:
 ESTABLISHING PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH SEVERE BRAIN INJURY, IMPAIRED CONSCIOUSNESS, OR WHO ARE OTHEREWISE MENTALLY DISABLED.
 
Synopsis:
 This Resolution establishes protections for mentally disabled individuals in the State of Delaware. The impetus for this Resolution comes from the case of Lauren Richardson, a 24-year-old Delaware woman who, after suffering brain injuries and impaired consciousness, now faces the possible removal of her nutrition and hydration, despite the absence of her clearly specified and legal consent to any such a course of action. The State of Delaware has, through recent legislation prompted by the abuses at the Delaware Psychiatric Center, endeavored to protect the rights of mentally disabled patients in the First State. Lauren, as a mentally disabled person, is enumerated those same protection and rights.
 

 

Current Status:
 House Passed   

On  

06/30/2008
 



  
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