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 deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:
§1729 Home health care orders from out-of-state physicians.
(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 shall be exempt from the certification and registration requirements of this chapter in order to prescribe home health care services provided by a home health care agency licensed pursuant to Title 16 of the Delaware Code to a patient who resides in this State.
(b) The prescription of home health care services under this section must first be made pursuant to an in-person physical examination of the patient performed within the jurisdictional boundaries of the state in which the prescribing physician is certified, licensed or otherwise authorized to practice medicine.
Approved July 21, 2014