CHAPTER 73

STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF GRADUATE NURSES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 29 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, IN RELATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF GRADUATE NURSES.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 29 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing 957. Sec. 1, of said Chapter, and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section to be known as 957. Sec. 1, as follows :

957. Sec. 1. Board Established; Appointment; Members; Qualifications; Terms of Office; Vacancies:--A State Board of Examiners of Graduate Nurses consisting of five members is hereby established. The members of the State Board of Examiners of Graduate Nurses existing under the provisions of the Act hereby repealed shall be the members of the board hereby created until the expiration of the respective terms for which each of them was originally appointed. Any vacancy which may occur in the present members of said board before the expiration of the term to which the member was appointed shall be filled in the manner hereinafter provided for filling of vacancies. The term of office of every member appointed hereunder, except those appointed to fill vacancies occurring during any term of office, shall be for three years. All members hereafter appointed to said board under the provisions of this Act shall be graduate nurses who shall have had at least three years active practice as such nurses. Upon the expiration of the term of office of any of the present members of said board or of any member appointed by the Governor under the terms hereof a successor shall be appointed for a full term of three years by the Governor from a list of five nominations furnished him annually by the Delaware Association of Graduate Nurses. All vacancies occurring on said board shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term or terms from said annual list of nominations or from an additional list of six names to be furnished to the Governor upon request by said Association.

Section 2. That Chapter 29 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto a new Section to be known as 964 A. Sec. 9 A, as follows:

964 A. Sec. 9 A. Every applicant who has registered under this Act shall re-register every two years commencing in 1944. Every such applicant shall re-register during the month of January in any year that such applicant must re-register. When an applicant re-registers such applicant must deposit a fee of One Dollar.

Section 3. All Acts or parts of Acts not consistent with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved March 30, 1943.