CHAPTER 161

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 101

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNIFORM HEALTH DATA.

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

WHEREAS the General Assembly of the State of Delaware deems it to be in the best interest of the people of the State to update existing health information data legislation to include “rest residential and assisted living facilities” licensed pursuant to Chapter 11, Title 16, of the Delaware Code; and

WHEREAS these data is already gathered by the Delaware Health Resources Board for hospitals and nursing homes; and

WHEREAS these data will assist health care systems to advance the general well-being of the population by better directing and improving the availability of health care services;

NOW THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Amend subsection (4), Section 2002, Chapter 20, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking said subsection in its entirety and by substituting a new subsection (4), to read as follows:

“(4) ‘Nursing Home’ shall mean any and all rest residential, assisted living facility, skilled care or intermediate nursing facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 11, Title 16 of the Delaware Code.”

Approved July 15, 2003