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Engrossed Version House Bill 4245 History

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ENGROSSED

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

H. B. 4245

(By Delegates Fleischauer, Young, Iaquinta, Barrett, Barker, Barill, Diserio, Perdue, Guthrie, Ellington and Miller)

(Originating in the Committee of Health and Human Resources

(February 18, 2014)

 

 

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-1-20, relating to anticipated retirement dates of certain health care professionals; requiring certain health care related professional licensing boards to request that licensees provide their anticipated retirement dates; and requiring data on anticipated retirement dates to be included in the boards' annual reports.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-1-20, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL STATE BOARDS OF EXAMINATION OR REGISTRATION REFERRED TO IN CHAPTER.

§30-1-20. Certain boards to regulating health care professions to gather retirement information and include in annual reports.

    (a) The health related professional licensing boards referred to in subsection (c) of this section shall request that their licensees provide the boards with their anticipated retirement dates, age, gender, percentage of time working direct services, percentage of time working administration and county of practice, in order to facilitate planning for future workforce needs for health care professionals.

    (b) The boards shall redact personal identifiers and include only aggregate data in the annual reports required by the provisions of section twelve of this article, beginning with the annual report due on or before January 1, 2016.

    (c) The provisions of this section apply to:

    (1) The West Virginia Board of Medicine, established pursuant to the provisions of article three of this chapter;

    (2) The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, established pursuant to the provisions of article seven of this chapter;

    (3) The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses, established pursuant to the provisions of article seven-a of this chapter;

    (4) The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy, established pursuant to the provisions of article five of this chapter;

    (5) The West Virginia Board of Dentistry, established pursuant to the provisions of article four of this chapter; and

    (6) The West Virginia Board of Osteopathy, established pursuant to the provisions of article fourteen of this chapter.

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