(1) Adventure and recreational activities attractive to nonprofit youth organizations interested in training and inspiring young people from other parts of the United States and throughout the world will contribute significantly to the economy of West Virginia, and enhance the state's reputation as a place to visit and transact business; and
(2) Nonprofit youth organizations must rely on volunteers to
staff and support their events and programs and that some of the
volunteers are medical, nursing, emergency medical service and law-
enforcement professionals authorized to practice in other states.
Because of the large number of volunteers required to support those
events and programs, the benefits these events and programs provide
to youth, the multicounty areas those events and programs may cover
and the number of agencies potentially involved in granting
authorizations to practice for those volunteers to provide those
services in this state, it is in the state's best interest to
provide a streamlined system to permit those volunteers to practice
for the periods of time they engage in volunteer work at those
events and programs.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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