The Delaware Code appearing on this site is prepared by the Delaware Code Revisors and the editorial staff of LexisNexis in cooperation with the Division of Research of Legislative Council of the General Assembly, and is considered an official version of the State of Delaware statutory code. This version includes all acts enacted as of August 30, 2022, up to and including 83 Del. Laws, c. 420.
The Office of the Registrar of Regulations is a section of the Division of Research. The Office is the official repository for all administrative regulations for the State of Delaware. The Delaware Regulations website contains, among other items, the monthly Delaware Register of Regulations and the Delaware Administrative Code.
The Register of Regulations is an official State publication and is published on the first day of each month throughout the year. The Register is a compilation of all regulatory changes occurring in a given month. Administrative regulations have the force and effect of law. The Register of Regulations provides a single location where people may find emergency, proposed, and final regulations.
GEAR was established to develop recommendations for increasing efficiency and effectiveness across State government, including by improving the strategic planning process, improving the use of metrics in resource allocation decisions and developing continuous improvement practices.
Created January 2017. The following pages outline an action plan to help Delaware achieve these goals. There are recommendations, made with input from hundreds of Delawareans and considered by the issue-area experts on Governor-elect Carney’s Transition Team, that the Carney administration might consider immediately and throughout the course of its term, to move Delaware toward this collective vision.
You will find the text of the current administration’s Executive Orders on this page listed by Number, Title, and Date issued. A PDF of the signed Executive Order with the State Seal is located at the bottom of the respective Executive Order page.
The Laws of Delaware are a compilation of the official acts of each session of the Delaware General Assembly. Each session lasts for two years. After legislation passes the House of Representatives and the Senate, in identical form, it is sent to the Governor. When the legislation is signed by the Governor, it is assigned a chapter number unique to the current volume of the Laws of Delaware.
The Board issues physician (M.D. and D.O.) licenses and physician training licenses to residents, interns, fellows and house physicians. The Board also issues for licenses these additional healthcare professions: physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, acupuncture practitioners, acupuncture detoxification specialists, Eastern medicine practitioners, genetic counselors, polysomnographers, midwifery practitioners,and administrative medical. A Council for each of these healthcare professions advises and assists the Board on licensure and regulatory matters pertaining to its profession. The Board also issues certifications to and has other responsibilities in regard to emergency medical technicians/paramedics in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Medical Services.
The Board issues licenses to professional counselors of mental health, associate counselors of mental health, chemical dependency professionals, marriage and family therapists, and associate marriage and family therapists.
The Board issues licenses to pharmacists and pharmacy interns. It also licenses pharmacies (both in Delaware and elsewhere), pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, medical gas dispensers, and retail businesses that sell non-controlled prescription drugs for veterinary use.
DPR provides regulatory oversight for 34 boards/commissions comprised of Governor-appointed public and professional members. Oversight activities include administrative, investigative, and fiscal support for 54 professions, trades, and events with over 200 types of licenses and permits.