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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 218

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NURSES AND TO RECOGNIZE ADVANCED REGISTERED NURSE PRACTITIONERS WHOSE AREA OF PRACTICE DOES NOT HAVE A NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION.

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

Section 2. Amend Section 1902(d), Chapter 19, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto the following:

"'Advanced registered nurse practitioner' also means a

currently-licensed registered nurse who has gained added knowledge and skills through an organized post-basic program of study and clinical experience, but who has not met national certification requirements as approved by the Board of Nursing because of absence of a national certification examination related to the specific advanced or specialized nursing practice and has five years experience as of May 1, 1991, may, no later than May 1, 1992 apply for advanced registered nurse practitioner designation."

Approved July 11, 1991