CHAPTER 26. STATE BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS.
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ARTICLE 8. EMERGENCY HOSPITALS.
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§26-8-1. Continuation; management; superintendent; qualifications
of superintendent; division of fiscal, administrative
and clinical duties; certain persons exempted from
(a) The hospitals heretofore established and known,
respectively, as Welch emergency hospital and Fairmont emergency
hospital shall be continued and shall be managed, directed and
controlled as prescribed in article eleven, chapter twenty-six of
this code: Provided,
That the hospital established as Fairmont
emergency hospital and later renamed the Marion health care
hospital shall henceforth be known as the John Manchin, Sr.,
health care center and any reference in this code to the Fairmont
emergency hospital or the Marion health care hospital shall mean
the John Manchin, Sr., health care center.
(b) The chief executive officer of each of said hospitals
shall be the superintendent, who shall be a college graduate and
have a minimum of two years' experience in either hospital
administration, health services administration or business
administration with broad knowledge of accounting, purchasing and
personnel practices as related to the rendition of health and
(c) For purposes of this section, "superintendent" means the
person having the fiscal responsibility of the hospital and the
authority to manage and administer the financial, business and
personnel affairs of the hospital. "Clinical director" means the person having the responsibility for decisions involving clinical
and medical treatment of patients and who shall be a duly qualified
physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of West
(d) The provisions of this section relating to the
qualification of persons eligible to serve as superintendent shall
not apply to any person serving in the capacity of business manager
on the effective date hereof and who has served in such capacity
for at least six consecutive months next preceding such effective
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§26-8-2. Patients; expenses; disposition of receipts.
The department of health and human resources shall admit to
the hospitals, under its rules, persons requiring hospital care and
shall treat free of charge persons accidentally injured in this
state while engaged in their usual employment, but preference at
all times shall be given to persons accidentally injured:
, That the executive director of the workers' compensation
commission shall pay to the hospitals for the treatment of anyone
entitled to benefits or aid out of the workers' compensation fund
the same fee or expenses that would be paid to a private hospital
for similar treatment. All moneys collected under this section
shall be paid into the state treasury through the state
commissioner of public institutions as required in section
thirteen, article one, chapter twenty-five of this code.
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§26-8-3. Admission of deformed, crippled or defective children.
The state commissioner of public institutions shall
prescribe rules and regulations for the admission of deformed,
crippled or otherwise defective children to said hospitals for
surgical or orthopedic treatment and care. The rules and
regulations shall provide for the treatment and care of such
children at said hospitals free of charge, when it is shown that
the parents or guardians of such children are citizens of this
state and are financially unable to procure or provide surgical
or orthopedic treatment and hospital care for them.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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