CHAPTER 294

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 156

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHILD IMMUNIZATIONS.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 35, Title 18, by adding a new Section to read as follows: "§3556. Child Immunizations.

All group and blanket health insurance policies which are delivered or issued for delivery in this State by any health insurer or health service corporation shall provide coverage for each child of the insured, from birth through the date such child is eighteen (18) years of age for:

1. Immunization against:

a. diphtheria,

b. hepatitis B,

c. measles,

d. mumps,

e. pertussis,

f. polio,

g. rubella,

h. tetanus,

i. varicella,

j. haemophilus influenzae B, and

k. hepatitis A."

Section 2. This bill shall become effective six (6) months after its enactment.

Approved June 17, 1998