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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 361

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE PRONOUNCEMENT OF DEATH FACILITATED BY EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-PARAMEDIC (EMT-P).

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

Section 1. Amend §1760, Subchapter VI, Chapter 17, Title 24, Delaware Code, by redesignating subparagraphs (b) and (c) to read (c) and (d) and substituting a new subparagraph (b) to read as follows:

"(b) the determination of death pursuant to the provisions herein may be made, by a physician admitted to practice under this Chapter, by either (1) personal examination, or (2) by the use of information provided by an EMT-P (paramedic) using telemetric or transtelephonic means in accordance with protocols approved by the Board of Medical Practice, following recommendations of its Advanced Life Support Committee."

Approved January 25, 1990.