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Chapter 16  |  Article 16 - 11  |  Section 2

1 - STATE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM

1A - UNIFORM CREDENTIALING FOR HEAL

1B - SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES FOR

1C - HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TRANSPARE

2 - LOCAL BOARDS OF HEALTH

2A - ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ORGANIZI

2B - FAMILY PLANNING AND CHILD SPAC

2C - HOME HEALTH SERVICES

2D - CERTIFICATE OF NEED

2E - BIRTHING CENTERS

2F - PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORT

2G - SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTARY FOOD PRO

2H - PRIMARY CARE SUPPORT PROGRAM

2I - WOMEN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT

2J - PREVENTIVE CARE PILOT PROGRAM

2K - PROGRAMS OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE

3 - PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF COMMU

3A - REPOSITORY OF INFORMATION ON M

3B - PERTUSSIS

3C - AIDS-RELATED MEDICAL TESTING A

3D - TUBERCULOSIS TESTING, CONTROL,

4 - SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

4A - PRENATAL EXAMINATION

4B - AUTOPSIES ON BODIES OF DECEASE

4C - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT

4D - AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLAT

4E - UNIFORM MATERNAL SCREENING ACT

5 - VITAL STATISTICS

5A - CANCER CONTROL

5B - HOSPITALS AND SIMILAR INSTITUT

5C - NURSING HOMES

5D - ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES

5E - REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION OF

5F - HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL DISCLOSU

5G - OPEN HOSPITAL PROCEEDINGS

5H - CHRONIC PAIN CLINIC LICENSING

5I - HOSPICE LICENSURE ACT

5J - CLINICAL LABORATORIES QUALITY

5K - EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES FO

5L - LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGR

5M - OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION EDUCAT

5N - RESIDENTIAL CARE COMMUNITIES

5O - MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION BY U

5P - SENIOR SERVICES

5Q - THE JAMES TIGER MORTON CATASTR

5R - THE ALZHEIMER'S SPECIAL CARE S

5S - OLDER WEST VIRGINIANS ACT

5T - CARE HOME ADVISORY BOARD

5U - ARTHRITIS PREVENTION EDUCATION

5V - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES RET

5W - WEST VIRGINIA OFFICIAL PRESCRI

6 - HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

7 - PURE FOOD AND DRUGS

8 - ELECTROLOGISTS

8A - NARCOTIC DRUGS

8B - DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

9 - OFFENSES GENERALLY

9A - TOBACCO USAGE RESTRICTIONS

9B - IMPLEMENTING TOBACCO MASTER SE

9C - STATE TOBACCO GROWERS' SETTLEM

9D - ENFORCEMENT OF STATUTES IMPLEM

9E - DELIVERY SALES OF TOBACCO

9F - COUNTERFEIT CIGARETTES

10 - UNIFORM DETERMINATION OF DEAT

11 - SEXUAL STERILIZATION
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12 - SANITARY DISTRICTS FOR SEWAGE

13 - SEWAGE WORKS AND STORMWATER W

13A - PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICTS

13B - COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ACT

13C - DRINKING WATER TREATMENT REV

13D - REGIONAL WATER AND WASTEWATE

13E - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT ACT

14 - BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS

15 - STATE HOUSING LAW

16 - HOUSING COOPERATION LAW

17 - NATIONAL DEFENSE HOUSING

18 - SLUM CLEARANCE

19 - ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT

20 - AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

21 - BLOOD DONATIONS

22 - DETECTION AND CONTROL OF PHEN

22A - TESTING OF NEWBORN INFANTS F

22B - BIRTH SCORE PROGRAM

23 - TRANSFUSION OF BLOOD; TRANSPL

24 - STATE HEMOPHILIA PROGRAM

25 - DETECTION OF TUBERCULOSIS, HI

26 - WEST VIRGINIA SOLID WASTE MAN

27 - STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF RADIO

27A - BAN ON CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLE

28 - ASSISTANCE TO KOREAN AND VIET

29 - HEALTH CARE RECORDS

29A - WEST VIRGINIA HOSPITAL FINAN

29B - HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY

29C - INDIGENT CARE

29D - STATE HEALTH CARE

29E - LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMIS

29F - UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED P

29G - WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH INFORMA

29H - INTERAGENCY HEALTH COUNCIL

29I - WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE AU

30 - WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE DEC

30A - MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

30B - HEALTH CARE SURROGATE ACT

30C - DO NOT RESUSCITATE ACT

31 - COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW

32. ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

33 - BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PR

34 - LICENSURE OF RADON MITIGATORS

35 - LEAD ABATEMENT

36 - NEEDLESTICK INJURY PREVENTION

37 - BODY PIERCING STUDIO BUSINESS

38 - TATTOO STUDIO BUSINESS

39 - PATIENT SAFETY ACT

40 - STATEWIDE BIRTH DEFECTS INFOR

41 - ORAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT ACT

42 - COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL HEAL

43 - ENGINE COOLANT AND ANTIFREEZE

44 - THE PULSE OXIMETRY NEWBORN TE

45 - TANNING FACILITIES

WVC 16- CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH.
WVC 16 - 11 - ARTICLE 11. SEXUAL STERILIZATION.

WVC 16 - 11 - 1 §16-11-1. Male or female sterilization procedures.
It shall be lawful for any physician duly licensed by the state, when so requested by any person other than a minor, or mentally incompetent person, or any other person suffering from any similar disability which would affect their ability to enter into a valid contractual agreement, to perform upon such person, a male or female sterilization procedure: Provided, That a request in writing is made by such person and that at the time of such request a full and reasonable medical explanation is given by the physician to such person as to the meaning and consequences of such operation: Provided, however, That the female sterilization procedure shall only take place in a hospital or facility duly licensed by the state board of health and authorized by said board to perform similar operations, or a hospital or facility administered or owned by the state and duly authorized by said board to perform such operations.

Nothing in this section shall require any hospital or other medical facility to admit any patient for the purpose of undergoing a sterilization operation. No hospital shall be subject to any legal or other penalty or restrictions or shall incur any civil liability because of any refusal to perform, accommodate or assist in any sterilization procedure for any reason. No person shall be required to perform or participate in medical procedures which result in the sterilization of an individual, and the refusal of any person to perform or participate in such medical procedure shall not be a basis for any legal sanction to any person. No hospital administrator or governing board of any hospital shall terminate the employment of, prevent or impair the practice or occupation of, or impose any other penalties or restrictions upon any person who refuses to perform or participate in a sterilization procedure.

WVC 16 - 11 - 2 §16-11-2. Immunity of persons performing operation.
No properly licensed health care facility or any superintendent or administrator thereof, or physician or any other person legally participating in any such properly requested sterilization operation shall be liable either civilly or criminally by reason of such participation: Provided, That this section shall not be construed to be in derogation of any actionable negligence occurring during or tort liability arising from such operation.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§16 - 2 - 16 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 60
PASSED - Regular Session

SB60 SUB2 enr  (Uploaded - 03/24/2015)
SB60 SUB2 enr needs title  (Uploaded - 03/16/2015)
Regulating food handlers
§16 - 46 - 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 5 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 6 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 7 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 8 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 9 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 88
PASSED - Regular Session

SB88 SUB2 enr  (Uploaded - 03/25/2015)
Creating WV Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening Act
§16 - 13 - 18 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 106
PASSED - Regular Session

sb106 enr  (Uploaded - 03/18/2015)
Excepting professional engineer member from sanitary board when project engineer is under contract
§16 - 13 A- 1 A - (Amended Code)
§16 - 13 A- 9 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 13 A- 25 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 234
PASSED - Regular Session

Sb234 sub1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Relating to operation and regulation of certain water and sewer utilities owned by political subdivisions
§16 - 5 J- 5 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 5 T- 1 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 42 - 1 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 42 - 2 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 42 - 3 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 42 - 4 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 42 - 5 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 42 - 6 - (Repealed Code)
SENATE BILL - 255
PASSED - Regular Session

SB255 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/01/2015)
Eliminating certain boards, councils, committees, panels, task forces and commissions
§16 - 29 H- 1 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 2 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 3 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 4 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 5 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 6 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 7 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 8 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 9 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 H- 10 - (Repealed Code)
SENATE BILL - 267
PASSED - Regular Session

sb267 enr  (Uploaded - 03/20/2015)
Repealing code relating to Governor's Office of Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Planning
§16 - 5 - 21 A - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 277
PASSED - Regular Session

SB277 SUB2 enr  (Uploaded - 03/15/2015)
Requiring issuance of certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth
§16 - 3 - 4 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 3 - 5 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 286
PASSED - Regular Session

SB286 SUB1 enr2  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
SB286 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Relating to compulsory immunizations of students; exemptions
§16 - 46 - 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 5 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 6 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 335
PASSED - Regular Session

SB335 SUB1 ENR2  (Uploaded - 03/05/2015)
SB335 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 02/18/2015)
Creating Access to Opioid Antagonists Act
§16 - 29 B- 19 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 336
PASSED - Regular Session

SB336 SUB2 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Eliminating Health Care Authority's power to apply certain penalties to future rate applications
§16 - 5 V- 8 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 342
PASSED - Regular Session

sb342 sub1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Clarifying scope, application and requirements for error corrections by CPRB
§16 - 1 - 9 F - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 423
PASSED - Regular Session

SB423 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/23/2015)
Amending Aboveground Storage Tank Act
§16 - 47 - 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 5 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 6 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 523
PASSED - Regular Session

SB523 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/22/2015)
Creating Alcohol and Drug Overdose Prevention and Clemency Act
§16 - 5 X- 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 X- 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 X- 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 X- 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 X- 5 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 X- 6 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2100
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2100 enr  (Uploaded - 03/16/2015)
Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act
§16 - 5 - 9 A - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2266
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2266 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/22/2015)
Relating to the publication requirements of the administration of estates
§16 - 5 W- 1 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 5 W- 2 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 5 W- 3 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 5 W- 4 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 5 W- 5 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 5 W- 6 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 5 W- 7 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 5 W- 8 - (Repealed Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2272
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2272 enr  (Uploaded - 03/15/2015)
Relating to the authority of the Board of Pharmacy
§16 - 5 V- 6 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2505
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2505 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/15/2015)
Relating to retirement system participation and concurrent employment provisions
§16 - 2 D- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 6 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2595
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2595 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/19/2015)
Relating to certificates of need for the development of health facilities in this state
§16 - 47 - 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 47 - 5 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2648
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2648 SUB ENR 2  (Uploaded - 03/25/2015)
HB2648 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
Allowing authorized entities to maintain a stock of epinephrine auto-injectors to be used for emergency
§16 - 29 B- 8 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2652
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2652 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/18/2015)
Reducing the assessment paid by hospitals to the Health Care Authority
§16 - 3 D- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 3 D- 3 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2669
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2669 enr  (Uploaded - 03/03/2015)
Relating to compulsory tuberculosis testing
§16 - 46 - 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 5 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 6 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 7 - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 8 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2902
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2902 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/18/2015)
West Virginia ABLE Act
§16 - 2 D- 5 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 5 F - (New Code)
§16 - 2 M- 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 2 M- 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 2 M- 3 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2999
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2999 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2015)
Relating to neonatal abstinence centers
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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