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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 18 B- 2 - 5 §18B-2-5. Establishment and operation of a state school of osteopathic medicine; authority and duty to purchase property, expend appropriations and conduct programs of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
The board of trustees shall operate and maintain the state school of osteopathy, known as the "West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine" and located in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, as previously established by the board of regents, as a part of the University of West Virginia as defined in section two, article one of this chapter. The title to all the real property and all facilities and equipment of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and the previously existing Greenbrier College of Osteopathic Medicine, located at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, shall be and remain vested in the board of trustees. The title to any such property originally acquired by or vested in the name of the board of regents is hereby transferred to and shall remain vested in the board of trustees.

The board of trustees shall employ a president and such staff and faculty as determined appropriate for the school, appoint an advisory board consistent with section one, article six of this chapter and exercise general determination, control, supervision and management of the financial, business and educational policies and affairs of the school of osteopathic medicine.

The school shall be authorized to offer such curricula, programs, courses and services and confer such degrees as may be approved by the board of trustees. The board of trustees shall fix tuition and establish and set other fees to be charged students as it deems appropriate, including the establishment of special fees for specific purposes. Special fees shall be paid into special funds and be used only for the purposes for which said fees were collected.

The board of trustees shall expend from the appropriations allocated for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine such funds as are necessary for the operation and conduct of programs, the acquisition of clear title to the property of the Greenbrier College of Osteopathic Medicine, and for necessary capital improvements. The title to all property purchased for the use of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine shall be vested in the board of trustees.

The board of trustees is authorized to enter into contracts on behalf of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with public and private educational institutions, agencies and boards, with governmental agencies and with corporations, partnerships, and individuals for the performance of instructional or other services.

The board of trustees is hereby specifically authorized to contract with the West Virginia anatomical board and the West Virginia anatomical board is hereby specifically authorized to contract with the board of trustees on behalf of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for the requisition, use, disposition and control of any body as may come under the authority of the anatomical board: Provided, That such body be used exclusively for educational purposes of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

The board of trustees is further authorized to contract with any other person, corporation or entity for the purchase of cadavers for educational purposes at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary.

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