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146th General Assembly
House Bill # 349 w/HA 1

Primary Sponsor: Walker Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Hall-Long
CoSponsors: Reps. Briggs King, Hudson, Barbieri, Keeley, Mitchell; Sen. Sorenson
Introduced on : 05/15/2012
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS AND THE MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT.
Synopsis:This bill mandates that a physician must ensure that all offices of a practice are properly managed by visiting each office at least once a month.
This bill updates the Subchapter of the Medical Practice Act relating to physician assistants. The Regulatory Council of Physician Assistants will: propose rules and regulations in accordance within the Administrative Procedures Act; evaluate applications for licensing as a physician assistant; and will make disciplinary recommendations.
The bill also requires a written agreement identifying the physician assistant’s role. The bill provides for a limitation on a physician assistant’s liability in rendering care during a disaster or emergency.
Finally, the bill provides a process for placing a physician assistant’s license on inactive status and re-activating a license.
Current Status: Signed   On   08/02/2012
Volume Chapter78:387
Date Governor acted:08/02/2012
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: HA 1 to HB 349 - Passed
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 06/06/12 F=0 M=7 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
House vote: () Passed 6/19/2012 5:20:46 PM------->Voting Record
Senate vote: () Passed 6/28/2012 4:54:22 PM------->Voting Record
Engrossed Version:
Engrossment------->Engrossment
Actions History:
Aug 02, 2012 - Signed by Governor
Jun 28, 2012 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 17 YES 4 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 28, 2012 - Necessary rules are suspended in Senate
Jun 19, 2012 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 19, 2012 - Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Jun 12, 2012 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 06, 2012 - Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 7 On Its Merits
May 17, 2012 - Re-Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
May 15, 2012 - Introduced and Assigned to Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee in House
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