CHAPTER 108

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS", AND RELATING TO THE FEES TO BE CHARGED AND COLLECTED BY CERTAIN REGULATORY BOARDS AND AGENCIES.

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

Section 1. § 109 in Chapter 1, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the fees to be charged and collected by the State Board of Accountancy, is hereby repealed and a new §109 enacted in lieu thereof as follows:

§ 109. Fees

(a) The fee to be paid to the Board—

(1) By an applicant for an examination to determine his fitness to receive a certificate of registration as a Certified Public Accountant shall be $50;

(2) By an applicant for each re-examination to determine his fitness to receive a certificate of registration as a Certified Public Accountant shall be $50; provided, however, that in the event the applicant passes at least two subjects, he shall be allowed to apply for a re-examination on such failed subject or subjects at either or both of the next two succeeding examinations conducted by the Board and shall be charged a fee of $25 for each such re-examination;

(3) By an applicant for a certificate of registration as Certified Public Accountant, who is a certified public accountant registered or licensed under the laws of another state or territory of the United States, or of any foreign government shall be $50; and

(4) For the renewal of a certificate of registration shall be $10.

Section 2. Chapter 1, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to certified public accountants, is further amended by adding to said chapter a new Section designated § 113 as follows:

§ 113. Annual renewal of certificates

Every certified public accountant in this State who desires to continue the practice of his profession shall, annually, during the month of July, renew his certificate of registration and pay to the Board the renewal fee required by Section 109 (a) (4) of this title.

A person who fails to renew his certificate of registration during the month of July in each year may not thereafter renew his certificate except upon payment of the fee required by this chapter.

Every renewal certificate shall expire on the thirtieth day of June following its issuance.

Section 3. § 314, Chapter 3, Delaware Code, relating to the fees to be paid to the Board of Examiners and Registration of Architects, is hereby repealed and a new § 314 enacted in lieu thereof as follows:

§ 314. Fees

(a) The fee to be paid to the Board—

(1) By an applicant for an examination to determine his fitness to receive a certificate of registration as Registered Architect shall be $45;

(2) By an applicant who has passed the examination to determine his fitness to receive a certificate of registration as Registered Architect shall be $5;

(3) By an applicant for a certificate of registration as Registered Architect, who is an architect registered or licensed under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or of a foreign country or province, shall be $50; and

(4) For the renewal of a certificate of registration shall be $10.

(b) Fees shall not be refunded for any cause.

Section 4. § 504, Chapter 5, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the examination fee to be paid to the Board of Chiropody Examiners, is amended by striking out the figures "$25" in the fourth line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$50".

Section 5. § 505, Chapter 5, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the re-examination fee to be paid to the Board of Chiropody Examiners, is amended by striking out the figure "$2" in the third line of the second paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$25".

Section 6. § 509, Chapter 5, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to renewal of certificates to practice Chiropody, is amended by striking out the figure 13" in the seventh line of said section, and the figure "$5" in the seventeenth line of said section, and the figure "$3" in the last line of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof in each of said places the figure "$10".

Section 7. § 709, Chapter 7, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the fee to be paid for a certificate to practice Chiropractic, is amended by striking out the figures "$25" in said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figures 150".

Section 8. § 710, Chapter 7, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to renewal of a certificate to practice chiropractic, is amended by striking out the figure "$5" in the third line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$10".

Section 9. § 711, Chapter 7, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the fee for a certificate to those licensed to practice chiropractic in other states, is amended by striking out the figures "$25" in said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$50".

Section 10. § 1122 (a), Chapter 11, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to application for licenses to practice dentistry, is amended by striking out the words "such fee as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time" now appearing in lines 20 and 21 of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the examination fee of $50".

Section 11. § 1123 (a), Chapter 11, Title 24, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the words "such fee as shall be prescribed by the Board from time to time" now appearing in the third and fourth lines of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the examination fee prescribed by Section 1122 (a) of this title".

Section 12. § 1125, Chapter 11, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the renewal of certificates to practice dentistry, is amended as follows:

(a) By striking out the figure "$4" in the second paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$10".

(b) By striking out the figure "$5" in the fifth paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$15".

(c) By striking out the figure "$4" in the sixth paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$10".

Section 13. § 1128, Chapter 11, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to limited registration to practice dentistry, is amended by striking out the figure "$5" in the first paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$10".

Section 14. § 1151 (a), Chapter 11, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to application for registration to practice oral hygiene, is amended by striking out the words "such fee as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time" now appearing in lines 14 and 15 of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the fee of $15".

Section 15. § 1153 (a), Chapter 11, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to registration of oral hygienists from another state, is amended by striking out the words " such fee as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "a fee of $15".

Section 16. § 1154, Chapter 11, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to renewal of certificates of registration to practice oral hygiene, is amended as follows:

(a) By striking out the figure "$3" in the second paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$5".

(b) By striking out the figure "$3" in the sixth paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$5".

Section 17. § 1737, Chapter 17, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to certificates to practice medicine and surgery, is repealed and a new Section 1737 is enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows:

§ 1737. Certificate to practice; registration; annual renewal of registration; fees therefor

(a) On receiving from the Board of Medical Examiners an official report of the examination of any applicant for a certificate for license, the Medical Council shall issue forthwith to each applicant who shall have been returned as having successfully passed the examination, a certificate to that effect and a certificate of registration of the applicant as a practitioner of medicine and surgery in this state upon the payment of a fee of $15 therefor by such applicant.

(b) The Medical Council shall keep a register of all persons authorized to practice medicine and surgery in this state and of all certificates issued by it under this section.

(c) For the purpose of correcting and revising the register of legal practitioners of medicine and surgery, as kept by the Medical Council, each person to whom a certificate and registration to practice medicine and surgery in this state have been granted, and who desires to continue in the practice of his profession, shall procure from the Medical Council annually on or before the thirtieth day of June, a renewal certificate of registration, and pay to the Medical Council therefor a renewal fee of $15. Every renewal certificate shall expire on the thirtieth day of June following its issuance.

Section 18. § 1751 (d), Chapter 17, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the examination fees from applications for certificates to practice osteopathy, is amended by striking out the figures "$25" therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$50".

Section 19. § 1753, Chapter 17, Title 24, Delaware Code, is repealed and a new Section 1753 is enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows:

§ 1753. Certificate to practice; registration; annual renewal of registration; fees therefor

(a) Upon successfully passing the examination, the applicant shall receive from the Medical Council a certificate to that effect and a certificate of registration as a practitioner of osteopathy in this state upon the payment of a fee of $15 therefor by such applicant.

(b) The Medical Council shall keep a register of all persons authorized to practice as osteopathic physicians in this state, and of all certificates issued by it under this section.

() For the purpose of correcting and revising the register of legal practitioners of osteopathy, as kept by the Medical Council, each person to whom a certificate and registration to practice as an osteopathic physician in this state have been granted, and who desires to continue in the practice of his profession, shall procure from the Medical Council annually on or before the thirtieth day of June, a renewal certificate of registration, and pay to the Medical Council therefor a renewal fee of $15. Every renewal certificate shall expire on the thirtieth day of June following its issuance.

Section 20. § 1906, Chapter 19, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the renewal of registration of graduate nurses and the fee therefor, is repealed and a new Section 1906 is enacted in lieu thereof, to read as follows:

§ 1906. Renewal of registration; renewal fee

Every nurse who is duly registered shall re-register annually by filing an application to re-register during the month of January in each year. When an applicant re-registers, the applicant shall deposit a fee of $5.

Section 21. § 1926, Chapter 19, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the renewal of registration of licensed practical nurses and the fees therefor, is repealed and a new Section 1926 is enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows:

§ 1926. Renewal of registration; fees therefor

Every practical nurse who is duly licensed under this subchapter shall renew such license annually by filing an application during the month of January in each year. Such applicant shall deposit a fee of $5 with the Board therefor.

Section 22. § 2107, Chapter 21, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the examination fee required of applicants for certificates to practice optometry, is amended by striking out the figures "$25" in the second line of the second paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$50".

Section 23. § 2109, Chapter 21, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the re-examination fee required of applicants for certificates to practice optometry, is amended by striking out the figures "$25" therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$50".

Section 24. § 2111, Chapter 21, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the certificate and registration for successful applicants to practice optometry, is amended by adding thereto the following sentence:

"The applicant shall pay to the Board a fee of $10 for such registration and certificate before the same shall be issued."

Section 25. § 2112, Chapter 21, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to renewal of certificates to practice optometry and the fees therefor, is amended by striking out the first sentence therein and inserting in lieu thereof a new first sentence to read as follows:

"Every registered optometrist who desires to continue the practice of optometry in this state shall annually, on such date as the Board may determine, pay to the Secretary of the Board a renewal fee of $10 for which he shall receive a renewal of the registration."

Section 26. § 2114, Chapter 21, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the State License fee required from persons desiring to practice optometry, is amended by striking out the words and figures "the sum of $10" in the second line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures: "the sum required by Section 2301 of Title 30."

Section 27. § 2507 (a), Chapter 25, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the fees to be charged and collected by the State Board of Pharmacy, is amended as follows:

(a) By striking out the words and figures "For examination for license as pharmacist, $15 and $10 additional for certificate" therein, and substituting in lieu thereof the words and figures, "For examination for license as pharmacist, $30 and $10 additional for certificate".

(b) By striking out the words and figures, "For examination for license as assistant pharmacist, $10 and $5 additional for certificate" therein and substituting in lieu thereof the words and figures, "For examination for license as assistant pharmacist, $20 and $5 additional for certificate."

(c) By striking out the words and figures "For reciprocal registration $25" therein and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures "For reciprocal registration, $50."

Section 28. § 2572, Chapter 25, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to applications and fees for permits required for pharmaceutical establishments other than retail pharmacies, is amended by striking out the figure "$1" therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$25".

Section 29. § 2612, Chapter 26, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to renewal fees for certificates to practice physical therapy, is amended by striking out the figure "$2" appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$5".

Section 30. Chapter 26, Title 24, Delaware Code is amended by adding thereto a new section as follows:

§ 2616. Receipts and disbursements

(a) All money received by the Board shall be paid to the State Treasurer promptly after receipt and shall be credited to the General Fund of the State, in accordance with Chapter 61 of Title 29.

(b) All disbursements made by the Board for salaries, expenses or other authorized expenditures shall be paid by the State Treasurer, out of funds appropriated by the General Assembly for such purpose, on vouchers signed by the proper officers of the Board.

Section 31. § 2724, Chapter 27, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to registration fees for professional engineers and land surveyors, is amended as follows:

(a) By striking out the figures "$20" in the first line of subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$30".

(b) By striking out the figures "$10" appearing in the second line of subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$30".

(c) By striking out the figures "$10" appearing in the last line of subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$30".

(d) By striking out the figures "$5" appearing in subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$10".

Section 32. § 2728, Chapter 27, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the fees for the registration of professional engineers and land surveyors upon the basis of reciprocity, is amended by striking out the figures "$10" in the second line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$30".

Section 33. § 2729, Chapter 27, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to the expiration and renewal of certificates of registration of professional engineers and land surveyors and the fees therefor, is amended by striking out the first sentence appearing in the third paragraph of said section and inserting in lieu thereof a new first sentence as follows:

"Renewal may be effected at any time during the month of July by the payment of a renewal fee of $6 for professional engineers and $3 for land surveyors."

Section 34. § 3111, Chapter 31, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to examinations and certificates to engage in the undertaking business and fees therefor, is amended by striking out the figures "$25" appearing in the thirteenth line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$50".

Section 35. § 3308, Chapter 33, Title 24, Delaware Code, relating to fees for licenses to practice veterinary medicine, is repealed and a new Section 3308 is enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows:

§ 3308. Fees

(a) The Board shall charge and collect the following fees: For examination for license as veterinarian, $30 and $10 additional for certificate. For annual renewal of license, $10.

(b) Every veterinarian desiring to continue the practice of his profession in this state shall renew his license from the Board each year on or before June 30th.

Approved June 23, 1961.