CHAPTER 216

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 298

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 18, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLIND OR DEAF PERSONS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 23, Title 18, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section to be designated as §2316 which shall read as follows:

"§2316. Refusal to Issue Policy to Blind or Deaf Persons; Prohibition

(a) No insurer authorized to issue policies of accident and sickness insurance in the State of Delaware shall refuse, for the reason of blindness or deafness, to issue an individual policy of accident and sickness insurance, which provides hospital expense and surgical expense coverage, to any person residing in the State of Delaware.

(b) No insurer authorized to issue life insurance policies in the State of Delaware shall refuse, for the sole reason of blindness or deafness, to issue a policy of individual life insurance on the life of any such person residing in the State of Delaware."

Approved February 10, 1978.