HOUSE BILL NO. 473
AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE EXAMINATION OF DRIVERS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend § 2714, Title 21, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection (c) to read as follows:
“(c) The Department may examine any person whose mental or physical conditions may interfere with safe operation of a motor vehicle when reported, in writing, to the Department by a physician, member of the immediate family, the court or other person acceptable to the Secretary of Public Safety. This examination is to determine the person’s physical and mental qualifications to operate a motor vehicle in such manner so as not to jeopardize the safety of person or property and as to whether any facts exist which would bar the continued issuance of a license under this chapter. Such examination shall not include investigation of any facts other than those directly pertaining to the ability of the applicant to operate a motor vehicle safely or other facts declared to be prerequisite to the continued issuance of a license under this chapter. Evaluation requested per § 2714(b) and (c) are confidential records used to determine a driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and shall not be released except by court order.”
Approved June 30,2000