H. B. 4595
(By Delegates Seacrist, Pulliam, Compton, Warner, Fantasia,
Kelley and Pettit)
(Originating in the Committee on Finance)
[February 26, 1998]
A BILL 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 hereby established in the state treasury a
special revenue fund designed 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, but shall remain in said 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
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create an account for
the deposit of fees collected for the application and licensure
of emergency medical services agencies and to authorize
expenditures from the account for the licensure of such agencies.
§ This is a new section; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.