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Press Release 07-23-11: PPDE Applauds Passage of House Bill 144

Accreditation Bill to Increase Oversight of Medical Facilities

(Wilmington, Delaware) — Planned Parenthood applauds the passage of House Bill 144, the accreditation bill. Accreditation means that organizations that do invasive procedures will be held to high national standards that includes both on-site and off-site inspections.

“Planned Parenthood of Delaware believes that requiring accreditation is smart policy that will expand the state’s regulation and protections for all Delawareans,” said Nanci Hoffman, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Delaware.

Planned Parenthood also applauds the hard work of everyone involved in this important effort; including Reps. Short and Barbieri; Senators Henry, Blevins, and Hall-Long; the Department of Health and Social Services; and Governor Jack Markell’s office.


About PPDE
The mission of PPDE is to ensure the right of all individuals to access the appropriate information and the services necessary to make and act on personal decisions related to their own reproduction, sexuality and health. Planned Parenthood provides family planning, gynecological services, prenatal care, abortion, cancer screening, STD testing and treatment, health education, and more. The agency serves all three counties, has operated in Delaware for 80 years, and serves 10,000 clients a year. For further information, check out


Planned Parenthood of Delaware


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July 23, 2011


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Press Release 07-23-11: PPDE Applauds Passage of House Bill 144