DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Division of Professional Regulation
Board of Medical Practice
Statutory Authority: 24 Delaware Code, Section 1713(a)(12) (24 Del.C. §1713(a)(12))
24 DE Admin. Code 1700
The Delaware Board of Medical Practice (“the Board”) has proposed changes to its rules and regulations regarding the supervision of physician assistants. The proposal amends regulation 16.0 as permitted by 24 Del.C. §1771(e) and (i) by creating a new subsection 16.2 that enables the Board of Medical Practice to increase the number of physician assistants that may be supervised by one supervising physician upon written application and a finding by the Board of good cause. The existing subsection 16.2 has been renumbered to 16.3.
A public hearing will be held on July 21, 2009 at 3:00 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 Medical Practice, 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.
Public Service Commission
Statutory Authority: 26 Delaware Code, Section 209(a) (26 Del.C. §209(a))
The Delaware General Assembly has enacted legislation granting the Delaware Public Service Commission ("Commission") the authority to make and enforce rules required by the federal Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, as amended (49 U.S.C. Chapter 601), to qualify for federal certification of a state pipeline safety compliance program relating to the regulation of intrastate gas pipeline transportation. The new legislation is found at 26 Del.C. § 821.
In order to comply with the new legislation, on or about October 7, 2008, the Commission promulgated regulations, containing twelve sections, intended to govern the safety of the gas transmission and distribution systems, which are subject to the Commission's jurisdiction (the “Proposed Regulations”). The Proposed Regulations and a notice regarding the Proposed Regulations were published in the Delaware Register of Regulations, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 655-60 (11/1/08).
Following publication of the Proposed Regulations, the Commission Staff and certain interested parties have made various substantive revisions to the Proposed Regulations. Accordingly, the Commission entered PSC Order No. 7559, requiring that the revised Proposed Regulations be re-published for public comment. The Commission hereby solicits written comments, suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, or other written materials concerning the revised Proposed Regulations. Ten (10) copies of such materials shall be filed with the Commission at its office located at 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Cannon Building, Suite 100, Dover, Delaware, 19904. All such materials shall be filed with the Commission on or before June 8, 2009.
The revised Proposed Regulations and the materials submitted in connection therewith will be available for public inspection and copying at the Commission's Dover office during normal business hours. The fee for copying is $0.25 per page. The regulations may also be reviewed, by appointment, at the office of the Division of the Public Advocate located at the Carvel State Office Building, 4th Floor, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.
Any individual with disabilities who wishes to participate in these proceedings should contact the Commission to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such review or participation. Such contact may be in person, by writing, by telephone, or otherwise. The Commission's toll-free telephone number (in Delaware) is (800) 282-8574. Any person with questions may also contact the Commission Staff at (302) 736-7500 (Text Telephone also). Inquiries can also be sent by Internet e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.