CHAPTER 452

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 712

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNFAIR PRACTICES IN INSURANCE.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 23, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section to be designated as 12318" to read as follows:

12318. Care by advanced registered nurses.

No health insurer, health service corporation, or health maintenance organization shall deny benefits for eligible services when the services are rendered or performed by an advanced registered nurse practitioner as long as said advanced registered nurse practitioner acts within his or her scope of practice and/or definitions pursuant to Title 24. Any contract of insurance issued or issued for delivery in this State by health insurers, health service corporations, or health maintenance organizations shall not exclude advanced registered nurse practitioners as providers of services covered in the contract."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective January 1, 1991.

Approved October 17, 1990.