CHAPTER 509

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 599

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 68, TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MALPRACTICE REVIEW PANELS.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 6813, Chapter 68, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by deleting this Section in Its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§6813. Compensation of Panelists

Each member of the malpractice review panel shall be paid at the rate of $100 per diem plus actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties, but not to exceed a total of $700 for both expenses and compensation paid to any one member of the panel for one matter. The member of the Commissioner's staff designated to serve u a panel's ex officio member shall receive only actual and necessary expenses incurred as compensation. Fees of the panel and reasonable fees of expert witnesses called by the panel, together with travel expense, shall be paid through an assessment as deemed appropriate by the panel based upon the decision of the panel. The panel shall submit a written explanation of the criteria used in allocating the fees and expenses."

Section 2. This Act shall terminate on June 30, 1987.

Approved July 9, 1986.