CHAPTER 234

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 182

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NURSING.

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

Section 1. Amend §1920, Title 24, Delaware Code, by adding to the end of subsection (b) the following:

"Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the use of title and abbreviation for advanced practice nurses is authorized in accordance with the following:

(1) Only Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists may use that title, the abbreviation ‘CRNA’ or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

(2) Only Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners may use that title, the abbreviation ‘CRNP’ or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a Certified Nurse Practitioner.

(3) Only Certified Registered Nurse Midwives may use that title, the abbreviation ‘CNM’ or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a Certified Nurse Midwife.

(4) Only Clinical Nurse Specialists may use that title, the abbreviation ‘CNS’ or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a Clinical Nurse Specialist."

Section 2. Amend §1920, Title 24, Delaware Code, by adding to subsection (d), after the phrase "that title,", the phrase "the title ‘nurse’, ", and by further adding to subsection (g) after the phrase "that title,", the phrase "the title ‘nurse’,".

Approved March 31, 2010