WVC 16 - 1 - 5
§16-1-5. State health officer; appointment; qualifications; term.
The commissioner of the bureau for public health is the state
health officer and shall be appointed
by the secretary. The
commissioner shall be a physician licensed under
the laws of this
state to practice medicine or a person holding a doctorate degree
in public health administration. The commissioner shall have not
less than four years' experience in health services administration
or a related field. The commissioner serves at the will and
pleasure of the secretary and shall not be actively engaged or
employed in any other business, vocation or employment, serving
full time in the duties of the office as prescribed by this
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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