House Substitute 1 for House Bill 344
151st General Assembly (2021 - 2022)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BIAS TRAINING FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS.
This Substitute Bill directs the Delaware Perinatal Quality Collaborative (DPQC) to develop guidelines for cultural competency training programs for use by hospitals and freestanding birthing centers in employee training and education programs. ‘Cultural competency’ is comprehensive term that incorporates diversity, inclusion, and implicit/unconscious bias training. Guidelines must be developed by the DPQC by January 1, 2023, and all hospitals and freestanding birthing centers must conform their cultural competency training programs to be consistent with the guidelines developed by the DPQC by July 1, 2023. The Substitute Bill also authorizes the DPQC to review annual reports from hospitals and freestanding birthing centers regarding their implementation of and compliance with the guidelines developed by the DPQC.
Takes effect upon being signed into law