HOUSE BILL NO. 472
AS AMENDED BY
HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 & 2
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend Chapter 7, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (c) to § 717 to read as follows:
"(c) No Doctor of Chiropractic shall be permitted to offer chiropractic opinions for the purpose of determining eligibility for health insurance policy benefits relating to chiropractic care in the State of Delaware unless the Doctor of Chiropractic is duly licensed and actively practicing in the state of Delaware. For purposes of this subsection, a Doctor of Chiropractic shall be considered 'actively practicing' if he or she maintains an office in the State for treatment of patients and is engaged in the practice of chiropractic in the State more than an average of ten hours per week. For purposes of this section 'insurance policy' shall include without limitation all health plans and policies for the payment for, provision of or reimbursement for chiropractic or medical services, supplies or both issued by health insurers, health service corporations or managed care organizations.".
Section 2. Amend Chapter 7, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding a new § 718 to read as follows:
"§ 718. Severability.
Should any section or provision of this Chapter be decided by the court to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of this Chapter as a whole or any other part thereof.".
Approved July 6, 2006