CHAPTER 345

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 575

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANTS.

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

Section 1. Amend §1770, Chapter 17, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (g) to read as follows:

"(g) Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the Board may grant a temporary license to an individual who has graduated from a physician's or surgeon's assistant program which has been accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association (AMA) and who otherwise meets the qualifications for licensure but who has not sat for a national certifying examination, provided that the individual shall sit for the next scheduled national certifying examination. Any temporary license granted by the Board pursuant to this subsection shall be valid until the results of said examination are available from the certifying agency. In the event that the applicant fails to pass the national certifying examination, any temporary license granted by the Board pursuant to this subsection shall be immediately rescinded until such time as the applicant can successfully qualify for licensure as otherwise provided by this chapter."

Approved July 10, 1992.