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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 16 - 1 - 1 §16-1-1. Purpose.
It is the policy of this state to promote the physical and mental health of all of its citizens and to prevent disease, injury, and disability whenever possible. The state recognizes its responsibility to assist in the provision of essential public health services and establishes by this article a state public health system to work in conjunction with local boards of health to provide basic public health services that encourage healthy people in healthy communities.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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