DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Division of Professional Regulation
1100 Board of Dental Examiners
The Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene ("the Board") in accordance with 24 Del.C. §1106(a)(1) has proposed amendments to Rule 4.0 Acupuncture and Rule 8.0 Certificate Requirements. The proposed amendments delete existing Rule 4.0 as it is an outdated provision related to acupuncture. The amendments also modify the exam provision to reflect the change from a specific score to a pass/fail standard. The Board is replacing the deleted Rule 4.0 with a new Rule 4.0 that sets for the criteria required for a specialty rotation to satisfy the requirements of the general practice residency required by 24 Del. C. §1122(a)(3). Finally, the Board is requesting that the Registrar use his editorial powers to change the name of the Board throughout the regulations to reflect the Board's new name. The changes arise as the result of the Board's Sunset review in the last legislative session.
A public hearing will be held on March 24, 2011 at 4:45 p.m. in the second floor conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover, DE 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.
Division of Professional Regulation
4400 Delaware Manufactured Home Installation Board
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §4416(b)(1), the Manufactured Home Installation Board has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations.
A public hearing on proposed revisions published on November 1, 2010 in the Register of Regulations, Volume 14, Issue 5 was held on November 22, 2010. The Manufactured Home Installation Board decided to make further revisions to the rules and regulations.
A public hearing to address these proposed revisions will be held on March 14, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. in the second floor conference room B of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware, where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Manufactured Home Installation Board, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Board has proposed revisions to Rule 9.0. The Board's licensing law, Chapter 44 of Title 24 of the Delaware Code, provides that all manufactured home installations must be performed, at minimum, in compliance with the requirements of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"). See 24 Del.C. §4421. The revisions to Rule 9.0 expressly incorporate HUD's installation requirements. In particular, the rules reference specific sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. The revisions also specify that, with respect to site suitability (Rule 9.2), site preparation (Rule 9.3) and foundation construction (Rule 9.4), where State, county or municipal standards are more stringent than HUD requirements, the installer shall comply with the more stringent standards.
These amendments will make explicit what is already included in the Board's licensing law and will, therefore, provide greater clarity and greater protection for the public.
The Board will consider promulgating the proposed rules and regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.