H. B. 3151
(By Delegate Perdue)
[Introduced February 21, 2003; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section six, article two, chapter
eighteen-b of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to establishing a
school of pharmacy at the University of Charleston.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section six, article two, chapter eighteen-b of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. UNIVERSITY OF WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
§18B-2-6. Health sciences education; legislative findings and
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the higher
education accountability report card for health sciences education as provided for in section eight-a, article one of this chapter
shall serve as a basis for the accountability and coordination of
health sciences education in this state. The Legislature further
finds that the preparation of
report card would best be
supervised by a vice chancellor for health sciences who is not the
director of health and who has the assistance of the staff of each
state institution of higher education with health sciences
(b) The Legislature further finds and declares that adequate
funding will be pursued to maintain the accreditation, integrity
and quality of medical education and other health sciences programs
in West Virginia.
(c) The Legislature further finds and declares that the
integrity and quality of medical education in West Virginia, as
well as the increasing need for pharmacists in this State, requires
that an additional school of pharmacy be established at the
University of Charleston through the collaboration of West Virginia
University and Marshall University.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a school of
pharmacy at the University of Charleston through the collaboration
of West Virginia University and Marshall University.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would