WVC 16 - 3 D- 8
§16-3D-8. Return of escapees from state tuberculosis institutions.
If any person confined in a state tuberculosis institution by
virtue of an order of a circuit court as provided in sections seven
and nine of this article shall escape, the chief medical officer
shall issue a notice giving the name and description of the person
escaping and requesting his or her apprehension and return to the
hospital. The chief medical officer shall issue a warrant directed
to the sheriff of the county commanding him or her to arrest and
carry the escaped person back to the hospital, which warrant may be
executed in any part of the state. If the person flees to another
state, the chief medical officer shall notify the appropriate state
health official in the state where the person has fled, and that
state health official may take the actions that are necessary for
the return of the person to the hospital.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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