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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 333

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF LABORATORY COSTS ON PATIENTS' BILLS.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 17 of Title 24, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new section to be designated as §1769 to read as follows:

§ 1769. Disclosure of Laboratory Costs

Any practitioner of the healing arts who agrees with any clinical laboratory, either private or hospital, to make payments to such laboratory for individual tests or test series for patients shall disclose on the bills to patients or third party payors the name of such laboratory, the amount or amounts charged by such laboratory for individual tests or test series and the amount of his procurement or processing charge, if any, for each test or test series. In the event the test is performed at a State Laboratory or any other laboratory at which no charge is made, this should be indicated on the patient's bill.

Approved May 21, 1974.