Delaware Healthcare Industry 2013 Legislative Roundup
- Out of state physicians can treat sports team members when traveling with the team in Delaware (SB46)
- New anti-kickback rule (HB141)
- Reciprocity in licensing for those who became licensed in other jurisdictions prior to exam requirements (SB 1141, SA3)
- No Delaware license now required to travel through state with patient (HB 88)
- Required register psudophedrine and ephanedrine buyers on the “NPLEX” system (HB130)
- Now allowed to sell hypodermic needles and syringes without prescription (a great boon to diabetics and their families) (HB 73)
- A gift to cost-effective dental care for the poor and uninsured, provisional licenses now available prior to administration of practical exam (SB)
- Licenses can now go on inactive status (SB87); regulations supposedly coming
- New requirements for chaperoning minors during treatment (SB 114/WSA3)
- New protocols for disposing of unused medication will be forthcoming by regulation (SB 119/SA1)
All of these new rules may have varying effective dates, so seek further information before adjusting existing policies and practices or setting deadlines for the same.
Authors: A. Kimberly Hoffman, Esq. chairs the Healthcare Industry Team and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Practices at Morris James LLP. Cleon L. Cauley, Sr. is a member of the firm's Real Estate and Land Use Practices at Morris James LLP.