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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 697

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AMBULANCE SERVICE.

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

Section 1. Amend § 6717, Title 16 of the Delaware Code, by designating the present § 6717 as subsection (a) and adding a new subsection, designated as subsection (b), which new subsection shall read as follows:

"(b) The Commission may adopt regulations to establish an Incident Review Committee to consider incidents related to ambulance service and all proceedings of the Incident Review Committee shall be confidential. All records of the Incident Review Committee to include the recording of interviews and all oral or written reports, statements, minutes, memoranda, charts, statistics, data and other documentation either generated or received by the Incident Review Committee or its members for the purpose of considering incidents related to ambulance service shall be confidential and privileged and shall be protected from direct or indirect means of discovery, subpoena or admission into evidence in any judicial or administrative proceedings. No record shall be available for public inspection or is it a public record within the meaning of the Delaware Freedom of Information Act.

Approved July 14, 1998