(1) Refer veterans to appropriate state and federal agencies for the purpose of filing claims to remedy medical and financial problems caused by the veterans' exposure to chemical defoliants or herbicides or other causative agents, including agent orange; and
(2) Provide veterans with fat tissue biopsies, genetic counseling and genetic screening to determine if the veteran has suffered physical damage as a result of substantial exposure to chemical defoliants or herbicides or other causative agents, including agent orange.
(b) The director of the department of health shall adopt rules necessary to the administration of the programs authorized by this section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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