WVC 23 - 4 B- 4
§23-4B-4. Who may subscribe.
Only those employers who are subject to the provisions of
Title IV of the federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, as
amended, may elect to subscribe to the Coal-Workers' Pneumoconiosis
Fund to insure the liability imposed upon such employers under the
provisions of Title IV of the Act. Coverage by the Coal-Workers'
Pneumoconiosis Fund will be provided only for claims incurred under
the Act, including all claims where the date of last exposure is on
or before the thirty-first day of December, two thousand five,
without regard to the date the claim is filed.