CHAPTER 343

AN ACT TO AMEND § 1731 (d) TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MEDICINE AND SURGERY TO EXEMPT THE PRACTICE OF RITUAL CIRCUMCISION PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OR TENETS OF A RELIGION.

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

Section 1731 (d), Title 24, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding thereto a new subsection to be known as subsection (5) as follows:

"(5) The practice of ritual circumcision performed pursuant to the requirements or tenets of any religion; provided, however, that a member certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Urology or Surgery licensed to practice in this state shall have certified in writing that in his opinion the practitioner has sufficient knowledge and competence to perform such procedures according to accepted medical standards, and shall not have withdrawn such certification."

Approved June 28, 1968.