DE HB219 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Passed on September 4 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-09-04 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


The 146th General Assembly gave the Department of Health and Social Services the authority to promulgate regulations and require accreditation for facilities that perform invasive medical procedures. The current terminology and definition of an invasive medical procedure has been frequently misinterpreted and caused a great deal of confusion in the medical community. This Act revises the current language to be consistent with terminology used by accreditation organizations and other states, replacing the term invasive medical procedure with the term office-based surgery. In addition, this Act clarifies the definition to ensure that all facilities that perform such procedures do so in a safe and sanitary environment. Finally, this Act adds a requirement that the approved accreditation organizations shall report, at a minimum, findings of surveys and complaint and incident investigations, and data for all office-based surgical facilities to the Department.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 And Title 24 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Invasive Medical Procedures.


Roll Calls

2018-06-28 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-05-08 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2018-09-04 Signed by Governor
2018-06-28 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-06-28 Rules Suspended in Senate
2018-06-06 Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
2018-05-10 Assigned to Health, Children & Social Services Committee in Senate
2018-05-08 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2018-05-08 Amendment HA 1 to HB 219 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2017-06-21 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 On Its Merits
2017-06-16 Amendment HA 1 to HB 219 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-06-08 Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

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