CHAPTER 206

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 150

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO WORKER'S COMPENSATION.

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

Section 1. Amend subsection (d), §2320, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentence immediately following the word “thereto.” and before the word “The” as the same appears in said subsection: “Such medical examination shall not be referred to as an ‘Independent Medical Examination’ or ‘IME’ in any proceeding or on any document relating to a matter under this Chapter; nor shall any examination, required by the employer, by any other doctor, who is an employee of an insurance company, or who is paid by an insurance company, or who is under contract to an insurance company, be referred to as an ‘Independent Medical Examination’ or ‘IME.’”

Section 2. Amend subsection (a), §2343, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentence immediately following the word “employer.” and before the word “If” as the same appears in said subsection: “Such medical examination shall not be referred to as an ‘Independent Medical Examination’ or ‘IME’ in any proceeding or on any document relating to a matter under this Chapter; nor shall any examination, required by the employer, by any other doctor, who is an employee of an insurance company, or who is paid by an insurance company, or who is under contract to an insurance company, be referred to as an ‘Independent Medical Examination’ or ‘IME.’”

Section 3. Amend §2346, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentence immediately following the last sentence of said subsection: “Such medical examination shall not be referred to as an ‘Independent Medical Examination’ or ‘IME’ in any proceeding or on any document relating to a matter under this Chapter; nor shall any examination, required by the employer, by any other doctor, who is an employee of an insurance company, or who is paid by an insurance company, or who is under contract to an insurance company, be referred to as an ‘Independent Medical Examination’ or ‘IME.’”

Approved July 20,1999