CHAPTER 388

ESTABLISHMENT OF OPTOMETRIC CLINICS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE BOARD OF HEALTH BY PROVIDING FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF OPTOMETRIC CLINICS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 1, Title 16 of the Delaware Code is amended by adding at the end of said chapter a new Subchapter entitled "OPTOMETRIC CLINCS" and to be known as Subchapter VII, and new Sections thereunder to be known as Sections 181, 182, 183.

Subchapter VII--Optometric Clinics

§ 181. Establishment of optometric clinics

The State Board of Health shall establish one Optometric Clinic in Sussex County, one in Kent County and one in New Castle County.

§ 182. Appointment of optometrists

Each Optometric Clinic shall be supervised and directed by one optometrist or one eye physician duly licensed to practice optometry under the laws of this State, to be appointed by the State Board of Health to carry out the provisions of this Subchapter and shall serve during the pleasure of the Board without compensation.

§ 183. Services performed by clinics

The clinics shall render and perform, free of charge, optometric services as shall be ordered and directed by the State Board of Health for those persons who upon application to the State Board of Health are found to be unable to pay for such services either in whole or in part.

Section 2. The sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Health for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act. This Act is a Supplementary Appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware from monies not otherwise appropriated.

Approved July 6, 1955.