(b) All moneys collected, received and deposited into the state treasury and credited to the West Virginia traumatic brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation fund shall be expended by the board exclusively in accordance with the uses and criteria set forth in this article. Expenditures from this fund for any other purposes are void.
(c) The fund shall be administered by the division of rehabilitation services under the department of education and the arts. The division of rehabilitation services may retain an amount not to exceed ten percent per annum of the balance of the fund to cover any costs of administration of the fund.
(d) Nothing in this article may be construed to mandate funding for the West Virginia traumatic brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation fund or to require any appropriation by the Legislature.
(e) Moneys in the fund shall be used to pay for services that will increase opportunities for and enhance the achievement of functional independence, and a return to a productive lifestyle for individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury.
(f) Services that are eligible for payment by the fund shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) Case management;
(2) Rehabilitative therapies and services;
(3) Attendant care;
(4) Home accessibility modifications;
(5) Equipment necessary for activities; and
(6) Family support services.
(g) Funds shall be expended according to the priorities and criteria for disbursement established by the board under section six of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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