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Chapter 16  |  Article 16 - 24  |  Section 7

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

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
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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 - 24 - ARTICLE 24. STATE HEMOPHILIA PROGRAM.

WVC 16 - 24 - 1 §16-24-1. Definition.
As used in this article, "hemophilia" means a person's bleeding tendency resulting from a genetically determined deficiency of a clotting factor in the blood.

WVC 16 - 24 - 2 §16-24-2. State hemophilia program established.
The state director of health shall establish and maintain a state hemophilia program for the care, treatment and other assistance of all persons in this state suffering from hemophilia. Such program shall assist such persons who require continuing treatment of blood and blood derivatives to avoid crippling, extensive hospitalization and other effects associated with such condition and shall provide medical care and assistance for hemophiliacs who are unable to pay for their medical expenses despite the existence of various types of private and public insurance programs, government assistance programs or private charitable assistance programs. The director shall establish and maintain standards to determine the eligibility of persons for care, treatment and assistance under the program and for the supervision of all such care, treatment and assistance provided.

WVC 16 - 24 - 3 §16-24-3. Purpose of article; goal of program.
The purpose of this article and the goal of the program established by this article is to increase the availability, accessibility, efficiency and quality of health delivery services for hemophiliacs in West Virginia and to normalize their life-style to the fullest extent possible.

WVC 16 - 24 - 4 §16-24-4. General program requirements and basic principles.
The director shall organize and maintain the program established by this article according to the following requirements:

(1) The objectives of the program must be realistic and obtainable and must promote increased quality of life for as many hemophiliacs in this state as funds permit.

(2) Priority must be given to activities designed to prevent crippling, reduce the need for hospitalization and normalize to the maximum extent practicable the life-style of as many hemophiliacs as possible.

(3) The program must make provision for review by the director of the quality of treatment being given. Review must allow consideration of new medical knowledge, changes in federal and state legislation, rules and regulations and possible alternative sources of funding to insure full representation and protection of the hemophiliacs.

(4) Cooperative linkages among providers of services must be sought and developed. Health care programs must be publicized and promoted.

(5) Patients and their families must have the freedom of choice in the type of treatment and the place of delivery.

WVC 16 - 24 - 5 §16-24-5. General powers, duties and responsibilities of director; program coverage.
In carrying out the program established by this article, the director has the power, duty and responsibility to:

(1) Establish and maintain a roster of persons with hemophilia;

(2) Establish and maintain minimum standards for determining eligibility for care and treatment under the program, which must require that any resident hemophiliac may register and participate in the program even if he chooses to pay the entire cost of blood and blood products himself;

(3) Identify hemophilia centers in this state that are interested in creating or expanding a home care program. Such centers must provide comprehensive services for periodic, at least annual, review of registered hemophiliacs;

(4) Provide blood products for home care programs, monitor their usefulness and determine costs of available blood products and secure such products at the least possible cost to each patient;

(5) Develop a registry of resources for hemophiliacs in West Virginia and disseminate information thereupon to patients and the public through educational programs; and

(6) Do all other things, not inconsistent with the provisions of this article, reasonable and necessary or convenient to carry out the purpose of this article and achieve the goal of the state hemophilia program.

WVC 16 - 24 - 6 §16-24-6. Advisory committee on hemophilia.
The director shall appoint an advisory committee on hemophilia composed of knowledgeable physicians, representatives of the state chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation, if any such chapter is established, patients, parents of patients and representatives of provider agencies to advise the director as to the contents and concerns of the program established by this article and all other pertinent matters of mutual concern.

Such committee shall meet at such times and places as the director considers necessary or convenient. Each member of the committee shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in carrying out his duties pursuant to this section.

WVC 16 - 24 - 7 §16-24-7. Enrollment in program; consent of private physician required.
Any person meeting the minimum standards for eligibility prescribed by the director may register in the program established by this article. A person may be enrolled in the program only with the consent of his private physician.

WVC 16 - 24 - 8 §16-24-8. When payments for care and treatment of hemophiliacs may be made by director.
All resources reasonably available to the hemophiliac such as private insurance, medicaid payments, aid from other state agency programs and private agency fundings must be used for payment of medical care for the hemophiliac before any funds provided pursuant to the state hemophilia program established by this article are used. Approved participating treatment centers may be reimbursed for services according to rates established by the director for that portion of approved care for the hemophiliac not covered by other insurance or assistance programs. Where such insurance or other assistance funds are available, approved treatment centers shall be required by the director to submit grant requests for such funds. Any center receiving any moneys from the director under the program established by this article must accept and comply with the director's standards hereunder for home care and ongoing patient evaluation.

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