CHAPTER 332

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "WELFARE", BY CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF MEDICAL CARE AND BY PROVIDING FOR A MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

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

Section 1. § 502, ,title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the word "and" between, the ,words "elsewhere" and "(6)" in the first sentence in the definition of "Medical Care" and inserting a semicolon in lieu thereof; by inserting between the words "medicine" and "as" in the same sentence the words "and (7) such other health services and supplies"; and by inserting between the words "Department" and "within" in, the same sentence the words "on recommendation of the Medical Advisory Committee".

Section 2. § 502, title 31, Delaware Code, is further amended by inserting between the words "enumerated" and "in" in the second sentence in the definition of "Medical Care" the words "in items (1) through (6)".

Section 3. §502, title 31, Delaware Code, is further amended by inserting between the definitions of "Department" and "Director" as they appear therein a new definition, as follows:

" 'Medical Advisory Committee' means a committee appointed by the Board, composed of representatives from the field of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, hospital services and such other fields concerned with health as the Board may deem appropriate, to provide to the Board and the Department advice, recommendations and assistance in the formulation and administration of programs of medical and health care;".

Section 4. § 502, Title 31, Delaware Code, is further amended by adding a new paragraph at the end of paragraph entitled "Medical Care" to read as follows:

"When and as services which an optometrist may perform

within the scope of his license are at any time or in any way included in this program, the patient will have freedom to choose to have these services rendered between an optometrist and a physician skilled in diseases of the eye."

Section 5, The provisions of this Act shall become effective on February 1, 1968.

Approved June 21, 1968.