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Chapter 16  |  Article 16 - 9  |  Section 7

1 - STATE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM

1A - UNIFORM CREDENTIALING FOR HEAL

1B - SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES FOR

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
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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

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 - 9 - ARTICLE 9. OFFENSES GENERALLY.

WVC 16 - 9 - 1 §16-9-1.
Repealed.

Acts, 1996 Reg. Sess., Ch. 89.

WVC 16 - 9 - 2 §16-9-2. Throwing or releasing dead animals or offensive substances into waters used for domestic purposes; penalties; jurisdiction; failure to bury or destroy offensive substances after conviction; successive offenses.

Any person who knowingly and willfully throws, causes to be thrown or releases any dead animal, carcass, or part thereof, garbage, sink or shower waste, organic substance, human or animal excrement, contents of privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or the effluent from any cesspool or nauseous or offensive or poisonous substances into any well, cistern, spring, brook, pond, stream or other body of water which is used for domestic purposes, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than two hundred dollars. None of the provisions contained in this section shall apply to those commercial or industrial wastes which are subject to the regulatory control of the West Virginia division of environmental protection.

Upon conviction of any such offense, the person convicted shall, within twenty-four hours after such conviction, remove and bury or cause to be buried at least three feet under the ground or destroy or cause to be destroyed as otherwise directed by the commissioner of the bureau of public health or his or her duly authorized representative any of such offensive materials which the person so convicted has thrown, caused to be thrown, released or knowingly permitted to remain in water used for domestic purposes, contrary to the provisions of this section, and his or her failure or refusal to do so is a misdemeanor and a second violation of the provisions of this section. The continued failure or refusal of such convicted person to so bury or destroy such offensive materials is a separate, distinct and additional offense for each successive twenty-four hour period of such failure or refusal. Any person convicted of any offense described in this paragraph shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than ninety days, or both fined and imprisoned.

WVC 16 - 9 - 3 §16-9-3. Depositing dead animals or offensive substances in or near waters or on or near roads or on public or private grounds; penalties; failure to bury or destroy offensive substances after conviction; successive offenses.

Any person (1) who throws, causes to be thrown or releases any dead animal, carcass, or part thereof, garbage, sink or shower waste, organic substances, contents of a privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or the effluent from any cesspool, spoiled meat or nauseous or offensive or poisonous substances into any river, creek or other stream, or upon the surface of any land adjacent to any river, creek or other stream in such a location that high water or normal drainage conditions will cause such offensive materials to be washed, drained or cast into the river, creek or other stream; or (2) who throws, or causes to be thrown or releases any of such offensive materials upon the surface of any road, right-of-way, street, alley, city or town lot, public ground, market space, common or private land, or (3) who, being the owner, lessee or occupant of any city or town lot, public ground, market space, common or private land knowingly permits any such offensive materials to remain thereon or neglects or refuses to remove or abate the public health menace or nuisance occasioned thereby, within twenty-four hours of the service of notice thereof in writing from the commissioner of the bureau of public health or his or her duly authorized representative, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars. None of the provisions contained in this section apply to those commercial or industrial wastes which are subject to the regulatory control of the West Virginia division of environmental protection.

Upon a conviction for any such offense, the person shall, within twenty-four hours after such conviction, remove and bury or cause to be buried at least three feet under the ground, or destroy or cause to be destroyed as otherwise directed by the commissioner of the bureau of public health or his or her duly authorized representative, any of such offensive materials which the person so convicted has placed or knowingly permitted to remain upon such city or town lot, public ground, market space, common or private land, contrary to the provisions of this section. Such person's failure or refusal to do so is a misdemeanor and a second offense against the provisions of this section. The continued failure or refusal of such convicted person to remove and bury or destroy such offensive materials is a separate, distinct and additional offense for each successive twenty-four-hour period of such failure and refusal. Any person convicted of any offense described in this paragraph shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than ninety days, or both fined and imprisoned.

WVC 16 - 9 - 4 §16-9-4.

Repealed.

Acts, 1987 Reg. Sess., Ch. 119

WVC 16 - 9 - 5 §16-9-5.

Repealed.

Acts, 1987 Reg. Sess., Ch. 119

WVC 16 - 9 - 6 §16-9-6.

Repealed.

Acts, 1987 Reg. Sess., Ch. 119.

WVC 16 - 9 - 7 §16-9-7.

Repealed.

Acts, 1987 Reg. Sess., Ch. 119

WVC 16 - 9 - 8 §16-9-8. Jurisdiction of courts.
Until the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred seventy-seven, justices of the peace and municipal judges shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts of this state for violations under sections one to seven, both inclusive, of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 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 - 1 - 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 1 - 9 A - (Amended Code)
§16 - 1 - 9 C - (New Code)
§16 - 1 - 9 D - (New Code)
§16 - 1 - 9 E - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 373
PASSED - Regular Session

SB373 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to water resources protection
§16 - 1 B- 1 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 523
PASSED - Regular Session

SB523 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 07/01/2014)
Providing for additional state veterans skilled nursing facility in Beckley
§16 - 1 C- 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 1 C- 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 1 C- 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 1 C- 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 1 C- 5 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 602
PASSED - Regular Session

SB602 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Requiring health care providers wear ID badges
§16 - 2 D- 5 E - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 619
PASSED - Regular Session

SB619 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Exempting certain critical access hospitals from certificate of need requirement
§16 - 5 C- 21 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 3108
PASSED - Regular Session

HB3108 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to criminal background checks on applicants for employment by nursing homes
§16 - 5 C- 21 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4220
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4220 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to waiver of jury trial in claims arising from consumer transactions
§16 - 9 A- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 9 A- 3 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 9 A- 4 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 9 A- 7 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 9 A- 8 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4237
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4237 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Prohibiting the sale, distribution and use of electronic cigarettes, vapor products and other alternative nicotine products to persons under the age of eighteen
§16 - 5 O- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 3 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 5 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 6 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 7 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 8 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 10 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 12 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4287
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4287 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Administration of health maintenance tasks
§16 - 4 C- 6 C - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4312
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4312 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Creating a certification for emergency medical technician-industrial
§16 - 2 D- 5 C - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4332
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4332 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Extending the time that certain nonprofit community groups are exempt from the moratorium on creating new nursing home beds
§16 - 1 - 19 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4335
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4335 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to a child's right to nurse
§16 - 5 V- 25 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 V- 26 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4349
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4349 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Clarifying retirement dependent child scholarship and burial benefits under a Qualified Domestic Relations Order
§16 - 29 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 29 - 2 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4560
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4560 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/26/2014)
Relating to reimbursement for copies of medical records
§16 - 13 A- 18 A - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4601
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4601 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to fiscal management and regulation of publicly-owned utilities
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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