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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 475

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24, CHAPTER 17 OF THE DELAWARE CODE SO AS TO ALLOW PHYSICIAN PEER REVIEW BODIES TO BE IMMUNE FROM LIABILITY AS PROVIDED IN THE FEDERAL HEALTH CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1986.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 17, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section to read as follows:

§1740. Protection From Liability.

(a) Pursuant to the State Early Opt-fn provision of 42 U.S.C. 11111 (c) (2), the

protection from liability set forth In Subsection (a) of Section 11111 of Title 42 of the United States Code shall apply to professional review actions, as defined in 42 U.S.C. Section 11151, commenced on or after the effective date of this act."

Section 2. This act shall become effective 60 days after the signature of the Governor.

Approved July 12, 1988.