WVC 27 - 1 - 9
§27-1-9. Mental health facility.
"Mental health facility" means any inpatient, residential or
outpatient facility for the care and treatment of the mentally ill,
intellectually disabled or addicted which is operated, or licensed
to operate, by the Department of Health and Human Resources and
includes state hospitals as defined in section six of this article.
The term also includes veterans administration hospitals, but does
not include any regional jail, juvenile or adult correctional
facility, or juvenile detention facility.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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