CHAPTER 534

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 403

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT BOARD.

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

Section 1. Strike §2346 of Chapter 23. Title 19 in its entirety and substitute in lieu thereof a new section designated §2346 to read as follows:

"§2346. I tearing upon disagreement on charges for medical and other services.

If any person charged with the payment of medical and other services and the provider to a hum said payment is due fail to reach an agreement in regard to such charges, any interested part) may notify the Board of the facts and the Board shall thereupon, after notice of the time and place of hearing sent by registered mail to all parties in interest. hear and determine the matter. No party to the proceedings shall have any liability for the payment of charges in excess of the amount deemed reasonable and necessary provided that the provider is subject to the Jurisdiction of the Board and made a party to the proceedings. As provided in Chapter 21, Section 2124. Title 19 of the Delaware Code, the Board may, in any case, appoint a disinterested and duly -muddied physician to make any necessary medical examination of the employee and testify in respect thereto.-

Section 2. This act shall take effect January I, 1997 and shall apply to services provided after that date

Approved July 18, 1996