SB 151

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in Senate May 23, 2024
  • Passed Senate May 22, 2024
  • Passed House Jun 13, 2024
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 6 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Mandatory Disclosure Of Information In Long-Term Care Facilities Offering Dementia Care Services.


This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 151. Like Senate Bill No. 151, this Act requires included facilities to disclose information related dementia care services in the form determined by the Department of Health and Social Services, and it establishes requirements for the dissemination of that information. Like Senate Bill No. 151, any violation of this Act is an unlawful practice under § 2513 of Title 6 and a violation of subchapter II of Chapter 25 of Title 6 of the Delaware Code. This Act differs from Senate Bill No. 151 in the following ways: (1) it narrows the scope of the disclosure requirements to apply only to assisted living facilities that advertises, markets, or otherwise represents that the facility provides dementia care services; (2) it revises the definition of dementia care services, and defines direct care, memory care services, and secured memory care unit; (3) it replaces the term agent with the term authorized representative; (4) it revises the list of information that must be included in the disclosure form; (5) it clarifies the Department’s and the facility’s role in preparing and completing the disclosure; (6) it removes the requirement that an included facility must publish the disclosure on the facility’s website; and (7) it grants the Department of Health and Social Services the authority to investigate potential violations and refer cases to the Department of Justice.

Bill Sponsors (12)


Jun 13, 2024

May 22, 2024


Jun 13, 2024


Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT

Jun 11, 2024


Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 3 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

May 23, 2024


Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

May 22, 2024


Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

May 17, 2024


was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 151

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