(a) Effective the first day of July, two thousand four, the nursing shortage study commission, established pursuant to the provisions of section eighteen, article seven, chapter thirty of this code, is hereby terminated and the powers and duties of the commission are transferred to the West Virginia center for nursing.
(b) Effective the first day of July, two thousand four, the West Virginia center for nursing is hereby created to address the issues of recruitment and retention of nurses in West Virginia.
(c) The higher education policy commission shall provide suitable office space for the center. The commission shall share statistics and other pertinent information with the center and shall work cooperatively to assist the center to achieve its objectives.
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