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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 640

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 93, TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO HEALTH PLANNING AND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.

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

Section 1. Purpose.

Amend § 9301, Chapter 93, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking the current language and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a continuing rational framework for promoting cost-effective and efficient use of health care resources for a three year period until June 30, 1999 when all the provisions of this chapter will sunset."

Section 2. Amend § 9302(6), Chapter 93, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking "750,000" and substituting in lieu thereof, "$1,500,000 increasing to $3,000,000 effective January 1, 1998".

Section 3. Amend § 9304(2), Chapter 93, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking "$750,000 wherever it appears and substituting in lieu thereof, "$1,500,000 increasing to $3,000,000 effective January 1, 1998".

Section 4. Amend § 9304(3), Chapter 93, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase "or decreases."

Section 5. Amend § 9304, Chapter 93, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking § 9304(4) in its entirety and designating § 9304(5) as § 9304(4).

Section 6. Amend § 9311, Chapter 93, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by striking in its entirety and substituting a new § 9311 as follows:

"§ 9311. Sunset Provision.

The Board and all provisions of this chapter shall sunset June 30, 1999."

Section 7. Severability.

If any clause, sentence, section, provision or part of this Act shall be adjudged to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not impair, invalidate or affect the remainder of this Act which shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 8. Effective Date.

This act shall be effective on July 1, 1996, or, if later, the date of enactment.

Approved July 3, 1996