Now that the dust has settled on the Delaware General Assembly Session that ends in June 2013, here is the short list of the major legislation that will impact the Delaware healthcare industry going forward.
Everyone regulated by Delaware’s Division of Professional Regulation:
Division of Professional Regulation can issue “instant tickets” to persons engaging in various forms of unlicensed professional practice (HB90): occupational therapists; dental hygienists; podiatrists; nurses.
The national healthcare industry often converges on Delaware's bankruptcy courts due to the high number of large companies incorporated here. Private equity-owned Rural/Metro Corp. and more than 50 affiliates ("Debtors") filed Chapter 11 protection on Sunday August 4, 2013 after reaching an agreement with creditors. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company lists assets and debts of more than $500 million. Fortunately for the Delaware healthcare industry, there are no major local creditors.
View the full summary on the Delaware Business Bankruptcy Report.
Author: Eric J. Monzo, Esq. is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights group at Morris James LLP.