H. B. 4595
(By Delegates Seacrist, Pulliam, Compton, Warner, Fantasia,
Kelley and Pettit)
AN ACT to amend article four-c, chapter sixteen of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
six-b, relating to creating an emergency medical services
licensure fund, expenditures therefrom, and annual
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article four-c, chapter sixteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section six- b, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4C. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT.
§16-4C-6b. Establishment of emergency medical services agency
licensure fund; authorized expenditures; annual report.
(a) There is established in the state treasury a special
revenue fund designated the "emergency medical services agency
licensure fund", which shall be administered by the commissioner of the bureau of public health.
(b) All application and licensing fees collected pursuant to
the provisions of section six-a of this article shall be
deposited into the fund and expended in accordance with the
licensure duties imposed in this article.
(c) Any remaining balance, including accrued interest, in
the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the
general revenue fund, but shall remain in the account.
(d) On or before the first day of January of each year, the
commissioner shall provide the Legislature with an annual fiscal
year report on the emergency medical services agency licensure
account including, but not limited to, the previous fiscal year's
expenditures; projected expenditures for the current and next
fiscal years; the number of agency licenses issued, denied,
suspended or revoked; and, the status of licensure hearings and