CHAPTER 346

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 1008

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO EXEMPT MEDICAL PERSONNEL WORKING UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A DOCTOR OF MEDICINE, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY, OR OPTOMETRIST FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH CHAPTER.

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

Section 1. Amend §2117, Chapter 21, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

"§2117. Exemptions

(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent the sale and/or application of spectacles in the ordinary course of trade, provided no part of this chapter is violated by this exemption.

(b) Those persons having the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy and licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this State under Chapter 17 of this Title shall be exempt from this chapter, and nothing in this Chapter shall apply to or restrict any ophthalmic assistant, nationally registered as a contact lens technician, from acting under the prescription and supervision of a licensed physician, osteopath or optometrist from fitting, adapting or measuring for contact lenses so long as said ophthalmic assistant's office is on the same premises as a licensed ophthalmologist, osteopath or optometrist."

Approved June 23, 1978.