Acts, 2005 Reg. Sess., Ch. 86.
Acts, 2005 Reg. Sess., Ch. 86.
Acts, 2005 Reg. Sess., Ch. 86.
Acts, 1997 Reg. Sess., Ch. 85.
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.
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the higher education accountability report card for health sciences education as provided for in section eight-a, article one of this chapter shall serve as a basis for the accountability and coordination of health sciences education in this state. The Legislature further finds that the preparation of such report card would best be supervised by a vice chancellor for health sciences who is not the director of health and who has the assistance of the staff of each state institution of higher education with health sciences programs.
(b) The Legislature further finds and declares that adequate funding will be pursued to maintain the accreditation, integrity and quality of medical education and other health sciences programs in West Virginia.
(a) The board of trustees is hereby authorized and empowered to sell those parcels of land located on New Creek and Keyser Districts, Mineral County, West Virginia, commonly known as the Potomac State College Farm and listed on the Potomac State College index description of parcel use and list of parcels of lands and on the public lands inventory as: (1) 1PSC6. PSC Parcel No. 6, containing approximately 223.17 acres, (2) 1PSC14. PSC Parcel No. 14, containing approximately 8.25 acres and (3) 1PSC16. PSC Parcel No. 16, containing approximately 180.6 acres.
(b) Each parcel may be subdivided and sold in parts however, all sales shall be accomplished through public auction, the terms of which shall be to achieve the highest price for such parcels whether in whole or in part: Provided, That prior to such action the board of trustees shall have the properties appraised separately by two licensed appraisers and shall not sell the property for less than the average of the appraisals: Provided, however, That in the event of sale of all or part to the government of the United States of America, public auction shall not be required and sale price may be negotiated at or above the average of two separate valuations by licensed appraisers.
(c) Prior to public auction, the board of trustees shall schedule a public hearing to be held at a reasonable time and place within the county to allow interested members of the public to attend the hearing without undue hardship. Members of the public may be present, submit statements and testimony and question the college's representative appointed pursuant to this subsection. The board of trustees shall cause to be published a notice of the required public hearing. The notice shall be published as a Class II legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code and the publication area shall be the county in which the affected land is located. The public hearing shall be held no earlier than the fourteenth successive day following the first publication of the notice. The notice shall contain the time and place of the public hearing along with a brief description of the affected land. In addition thereto, the board of trustees shall cause a copy of the required notice to be posted in a conspicuous place at the affected land for members of the public to observe. Such notice shall remain posted for two successive weeks prior to the date of the public hearing. The board of trustees shall appoint a representative of the college who shall conduct the required public hearing. The college's representative shall have full knowledge of all the facts and circumstances surrounding the proposed sale.
(d) The proceeds from the sale of the property referred to shall be deposited in a special revenue account from which the board of trustees is hereby authorized to expend the fund for horticulture, agriculture and forestry facilities and programs at Potomac State College of West Virginia University: Provided, That the prioritized recommendations of the agriculture department advisory committee shall be considered by the agriculture department faculty and president of the college in the expenditure of the proceeds: Provided, however, That the advisory committee shall include one member each representing agricultural education, animal or dairy science, forestry, horticulture, and veterinary medicine, of which three shall be alumni of the agriculture department at the college.
(a) There is hereby established a consortium of comprehensive child development centers under the auspices of the board of trustees and under the direction and administration of the vice chancellor for health sciences. The goals of the consortium include, but are not limited to:
(1) Recommending a comprehensive diagnostic and technical support system to assist faculty and students in providing educational programs for students with disabilities;
(2) Providing a system for the comprehensive interdisciplinary diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children and young adults with special needs and their families;
(3) Offering programs for the training of parents and families;
(4) Creating significant links between disciplines, departments, schools, colleges, universities and agencies;
(5) Providing all services (clinical, training, technical assistance and consultation) at child development centers and at strategically planned outreach sites, including institutions of higher education;
(6) Planning and implementing a statewide system of care for children with special needs and their families;
(7) Providing family-centered, community-based, culturally sensitive, coordinated care;
(8) Assuring interdisciplinary, interagency cooperation;
(9) Linking community-based health and educational services with institutions of higher education;
(10) Establishing a statewide comprehensive diagnostic support team and advisory boards at each center composed of agency representatives, physicians, education providers, center personnel, parents and others; and
(11) Facilitating significant parent and family participation, including parents as members of the statewide team and representing a majority of the membership of each center's advisory boards.
(b) Subject to appropriations by the Legislature, the board of trustees is authorized and directed to establish at least four comprehensive child development sites at existing university health science centers located at Morgantown, Charleston, Huntington and Lewisburg. Planning of at least these four centers and the establishment of advisory boards shall be completed by the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-three. The board of trustees shall establish at least these four sites prior to the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four.
The board of trustees may enter into a contractual relationship with each child development center, which shall be in accordance with laws that apply to publicly funded partnerships with private, nonprofit entities and the provisions of section three, article five of this chapter.
Acts, 2006 Reg. Sess., Ch. 84.