The Legislature further finds that implementing the "211" information and referral system will serve as a centralized resource for human and social service professionals, medical personnel, government agencies and charitable organizations by providing a full spectrum of service options to the citizens of West Virginia. The "211" system will also serve as a centralized point in times of natural disasters or national emergencies by providing access to information for the coordination of relief.
Therefore, the Legislature authorizes and directs the public service commission to implement the "211" information and referral system in accordance with the recommendations of the public service commissions' appointed task force as reported to the Legislature.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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