CHAPTER 162

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 301

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NURSES TO CHANGE THE MANNER IN WHICH BOARD OF NURSING MEMBERS ARE APPOINTED AND TO CLARIFY ACTIVITIES WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE LICENSURE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §1903(d), Title 24 of the Delaware Code by deleting said subsection in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (d) to read as follows:

"(d) Sixty days prior to the expiration of the term of any member of the Board, a successor shall be appointed by the Governor. A list of at least 3 nominees for each registered nurse vacancy may be furnished to the Governor by the Delaware Nurses' Association and other professional organizations in order to aid the Governor in the appointment of new members of the Board. A list of at least 3 nominees for each licensed practical nurse vacancy may be furnished to the Governor by the Delaware Licensed Practical Nurses' Association and others in the practical nursing community in order to aid the Governor in the appointment of new members of the Board. The Governor shall not be limited to the recommendations of the professional organizations in making appointments of registered or practical nurses to the Board. The Governor shall seek nominees from the consumer population for the public members appointees. Vacancies occurring for any cause other than expiration of term shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term as provided in this subsection."

Section 2. Amend §1921(a), Title 24, of the Delaware Code by adding

thereto a new paragraph (14) to read as follows:

"(14) The practice of any currently licensed registered nurse or licensed practical nurse of another state who provides or attends educational programs or provides consultative services within this state not to exceed 14 days in any calendar year. Neither the education nor consultation may include the provision of patient care, the direction of patient care, or the affecting of patient care polices."

Approved July 11, 1991.