CHAPTER 471

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 435

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LICENSE QUALIFICATIONS.

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

Section 1. Amend §2707(b)(7) of Title 21 of the Delaware Code by striking the first sentence of §2707(b)(7) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Person who is subject to loss of consciousness due to disease of the central nervous system, unless such person furnishes the Department with a certificate of the person's treating physician, duly licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this State, which certificate states: 'I _________(name of treating physician) hereby certify that I am the treating physician for ____ (name of person), that I have been the treating physician for him/her for a period of at least three months, that I am aware of his/her medical history, including his/her history with respect to diseases of the central nervous system, and that such person's infirmity is under sufficient control to permit him/her to operate a motor vehicle with safety to person and property.' "

Section 2. Amend §2707(b)(7) of Title 21 of Delaware Code by deleting the first sentence of the second paragraph therein and replacing such sentence with the following:

"The above provision of this paragraph notwithstanding, if the person's treating physician, duly licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this State, furnishes the Department with a certificate which states: 'I ___________ (name of treating physician) hereby certify that I am the treating physician for ____ (name of person), that I have been the treating physician for him/her for a period of at least three months, that I am aware of his/her medical history, including his/her history with respect to any disease of the central nervous system, that such person's disease no longer requires treatment and that such person can reasonably be expected to suffer no further losses of consciousness on account of such disease.; the Department may find that the person need no longer submit annual certificates of competence to operate a motor vehicle and shall notify the person accordingly."

Approved July 9, 1996