CHAPTER 332

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 747

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 122, TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

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

WHEREAS, there is a nationwide interest in hospice programs which care for the terminally ill, and such programs may soon by available in Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware wishes to assure that such programs offer appropriate services and maintain high standards; and

WHEREAS, House Joint Resolution No. 22, enacted by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor in the first session of the 131st General Assembly, adopted a definition of a hospice program as recommended by the Hospice Task Force and recommended that the Task Force submit legislation which would enable the Board of Health to establish standards for quality assurance in the operation of hospice programs;

NOW, THEREFORE:

Section 1. Amend Title 16, Part I, Chapter I, Subchapter II, Section 122 (3) by adding at the end thereof the following:

"m. Establish standards for quality assurance in the operation of hospice programs and control the practice of such programs."

Approved July 6, 1982.