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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 170

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PROMPT PAYMENT OF PROVIDERS OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES UNDER THE MEDICAID PROGRAM.

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

Section 1. Amend §512 of Chapter 5, Title 31, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new paragraph to be designated as paragraph (7) which new paragraph shall read as follows:

"(7) guarantee that assistance provided as medical care when paid to providers of such medical care shall be on a prompt basis, usually not later than thirty days from the report of services by a physician, pharmacist or other professional health care provider, or twenty days from the report of services by a hospital or skilled nursing facility; provided, however, that should financial advances from the Department of Finance be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter, they shall be permitted upon the concurrence of the Secretary of the Department of Finance and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services."

Approved June 5, 1975.