Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Delaware
  • Organisation
    Delaware Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    861 Silver Lake Blvd
    Cannon Building, Suite 203
    Dover
    DELAWARE 19904

    Location Address
    861 Silver Lake Blvd
    Cannon Building, Suite 203
    Dover
    DELAWARE 19904

  • Phone
    +1 302 739 4500
  • Fax
    +1 302 739 2711
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    David C. Mangler MS, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The Delaware Board of Nursing is under the State Department - Division of Professional Regulation. It is established to ensure the protection of the public's health, safety and welfare, by providing administrative and investigative services that serve the citizens of Delaware, professional licensees, license applicants, other state and national agencies and private organizations.
    Professional Regulation provides regulatory oversight for 33 boards/commissions. http://dpr.delaware.gov/aboutagency.shtml (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The Board of Nursing is charged with protection of the health, safety, and welfare of Delaware's citizens by establishing rules and regulations for the licensure and practice of professional and practical nursing. The Board issues licenses by examination and endorsement, evaluates and approves nursing educational programs, conducts hearings, and imposes disciplinary sanctions, when deemed necessary. (24 Del. C., Chapter 19, § 1901-1926)
    http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/index.shtml (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    Validated July 2008

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