CHAPTER 27

DELAWARE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW RESPECTING MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CARE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 175 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED, "DELAWARE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW", BY EXTENDING THE PROVISIONS FOR PAYMENTS THEREUNDER, IN RELATION TO SURGICAL, MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL SERVICES AND SUPPLIES.

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

Section 1. That 6078. Sec. 8. of Chapter 175 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be amended by striking out and repealing all of subsection (b) thereof and enacting and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (b) as follows:

(b) During the first thirty (30) days of the injury the employer shall furnish reasonable surgical, medical, and hospital services, medicine, and supplies, as and when needed, unless the employee refuses to allow them to be furnished by the employer. The costs of such services, medicines, and supplies shall not exceed the regular costs for such services, medicines and supplies, and in case of controversy the costs shall be subject to the approval of the Industrial Accident Board. If the employer shall, upon application made to him, refuse to furnish reasonable surgical, medical, and hospital services, medicines, and supplies, the employee may procure the same and shall receive from the employer the reasonable cost thereof within the above limitations.

Approved February 11, 1947.