CHAPTER 137

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 46

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATION TO THE MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 24, Chapter 17 of the Delaware Code by making insertions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strikethrough as follows:

§1728 Medical Personnel for Visiting Sports Teams.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or other law, a physician who is certified, licensed, or otherwise authorized to practice medicine in another state or country shall be exempt from the certification and registration requirements of this chapter while practicing medicine in this state if all of the following conditions are met: (1) The physician has a written or oral agreement with a sports team to provide general or emergency care to the team members, coaching staff, and families traveling with the team for a specific sporting event to take place in this state; and

(2) The physician may not practice medicine with respect to any person residing or present in this state other that a person described in subsection (1), unless providing medical care pursuant to §6801 of Title 16; (b) The exemption shall remain in force while the physician is traveling with the team, but shall be no longer than ten days per individual sporting event. The Executive Director of the Board may grant a physician additional time for exemption, up to twenty additional days per sporting event, upon prior request by the physician. The total number of days a physician may be exempt, including additional time granted upon request, may not exceed thirty days per sporting event.

(c) A physician exempt from the certification and licensure requirements under this section is not authorized to practice medicine at any health care facility, as defined in Chapter 93 of Title 16, in the State.

Approved July 24, 2013