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Chapter 30  |  Article 30 - 7B  |  Section 5

1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE T

1A - PROCEDURE FOR REGULATION OF OC

1B - PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO MILIT

1C - INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE

2 - ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

2A - MEDICAL LICENSING BOARD

3 - WEST VIRGINIA MEDICAL PRACTICE

3A - MANAGEMENT OF INTRACTABLE PAIN

3B - MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE PARAMEDI

3C - HEALTH CARE PEER REVIEW ORGANI

3D - PHYSICIAN HEALTH PROGRAMS

3E - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS PRACTICE

4 - WEST VIRGINIA DENTAL PRACTICE A

4A - ADMINISTRATION OF GENERAL ANES

4B - DENTAL LABORATORY SERVICES

5 - PHARMACISTS, PHARMACY TECHNICIA

6 - BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE EXAMIN

7 - REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES

7A - PRACTICAL NURSES

7C - DIALYSIS TECHNICIANS

7D - MEDICATION ASSISTIVE PERSONS

7E - NURSE HEALTH PROGRAMS

8 - OPTOMETRISTS

8A - EYE CARE CONSUMER PROTECTION L

9 - ACCOUNTANTS

10 - VETERINARIANS

10A - ANIMAL EUTHANASIA TECHNICIAN

11 - CHIROPODISTS-PODIATRISTS

12 - ARCHITECTS

13 - ENGINEERS

13A - LAND SURVEYORS

14 - OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS AND SU

14A - ASSISTANTS TO OSTEOPATHIC PH

15 - NURSE-MIDWIVES

16 - CHIROPRACTORS

17 - SANITARIANS

18 - PRIVATE INVESTIGATIVE AND SEC

19 - FORESTERS

20 - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

20A - ATHLETIC TRAINERS

21 - PSYCHOLOGISTS; SCHOOL PSYCHOL

22 - LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

23 - RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

24 - QUALIFICATION OF ARMED FORCES

25 - NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS

26 - HEARING-AID DEALERS AND FITTE

27 - BOARD OF BARBERS AND COSMETOL

28 - WEST VIRGINIA OCCUPATIONAL TH

29 - LAW-ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND

29A - STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL F

30 - SOCIAL WORKERS

31 - LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSEL

32 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

33 - TATTOO STUDIO BUSINESS

34 - BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE PRA

35 - BOARD OF DIETITIANS

36 - ACUPUNCTURISTS

37 - MASSAGE THERAPISTS

38 - THE REAL ESTATE APPRAISER LIC

38A - APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANI

39 - UNIFORM ATHLETE AGENTS ACT

40 - WEST VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE LIC

WVC 30- CHAPTER 30. PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.

WVC 30 - 7 B- ARTICLE 7B. CENTER FOR NURSING.

WVC 30 - 7 B- 1 §30-7B-1. Definitions.

     As used in this article, the following words and phrases have the meanings ascribed to them:

     (a) "Board" means the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Center for Nursing;

     (b) "Center" means the West Virginia Center for Nursing;

     (c) "Commission" means the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; and

     (d) "Center for Nursing Fund" means the special revenue account established in section four, article three, chapter eighteen-c of this code. WVC 30 - 7 B- 2 §30-7B-2. West Virginia Center for Nursing.

     (a) The West Virginia Center for Nursing is continued for the purpose of addressing the issues of recruitment and retention of nurses in West Virginia.

     (b) The commission shall satisfy the following requirements:

     (1) Provide suitable office space for the center;

     (2) Provide staff support for the center as necessary;

     (3) Share statistics and other pertinent information with the center;

     (4) Work cooperatively with the center to assist it in achieving its objectives; and

     (5) Utilize moneys from the Center for Nursing Fund to perform its duties required by this article. WVC 30 - 7 B- 3 §30-7B-3. Center's powers and duties.

     The center shall satisfy the following requirements:

     (a) Establish a statewide strategic plan to address the nursing shortage in West Virginia;

     (b) Collect, evaluate and disseminate data regarding nurse availability and shortage areas;

     (c) Establish and maintain a website to disseminate information about the center and its mission, and educational opportunities and financial aid available in West Virginia;

     (d) Evaluate capacity for expansion of nursing programs, including the availability of faculty, clinical laboratories, computers and software, library holdings and supplies;

     (e) Consult with and advise the commission regarding the commission's administration of the nursing scholarship program designed to benefit nurses who practice in hospitals and other health care institutions or teach in state nursing programs as provided in section four, article three, chapter eighteen-c of this code; and

     (f) Perform other activities necessary or expedient to accomplish the purposes and implement the provisions of this article. WVC 30 - 7 B- 4 §30-7B-4. Board of directors.

     (a) The center is governed by a board of directors consisting of the following members appointed by the Governor:

     (1) Two representatives from the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, as follows:

     (A) One representing a bachelor or higher degree program; and

     (B) One representing an associate degree program;

     (2) One representative from the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses;

     (3) One representative from the West Virginia Nurses Association;

     (4) One nurse representing a rural health care facility;

     (5) One director of nursing;

     (6) One health care administrator;

     (7) One registered professional staff nurse engaged in direct patient care;

     (8) One licensed practical nurse engaged in direct patient care;

     (9) Two citizen members as required by section four-a, article one, chapter thirty of this code;

     (10) Two ex officio, nonvoting members, as follows:

     (A) The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources or his or her designee; and

     (B) A representative from WorkForce West Virginia.

     (b) Members are appointed for four-year terms. A member may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

     (c) The board shall elect annually from its voting members a president and a secretary as required by section three, article one, chapter thirty of this code. A majority of the appointed members constitutes a quorum.

     (d) The Governor shall fill any vacancy within thirty days of occurrence.

     (e) The members of the board who are in office on the effective date of this section, unless sooner removed, shall continue to serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified. WVC 30 - 7 B- 5 §30-7B-5. Powers and duties of the board of directors.

     (a) The board has the following powers and duties:

     (1) Determine policy for the operation of the center to accomplish the purposes of this article; and

     (2) Advise the commission on matters pertaining to the administration of the Nursing Scholarship Program pursuant to section four, article three, chapter eighteen-c of this code.

     (b) The commission shall provide to the board administrative and professional staff support as needed from the Center for Nursing Fund. WVC 30 - 7 B- 6 §30-7B-6. Expense reimbursement.

     (a) Members of the board serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred for each day, or portion thereof, in which they are engaged in the discharge of official duties. Reimbursements are made in a manner consistent with guidelines of the travel management office of the commission.

     (b) The commission shall provide reimbursement for members' expenses from the Center for Nursing Fund. WVC 30 - 7 B- 7 §30-7B-7. Reports.

     The center shall report by December 1, 2014, and biennially thereafter, to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability and the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability on its progress in developing a statewide strategic plan to address the nursing shortage in West Virginia and on any other issues the board considers relevant to the practice of nursing in this state. Additionally, the board shall provide drafts of any legislation needed to implement recommendations of the center's strategic plan. WVC 30 - 7 B- 8 §30-7B-8.

     Repealed.

Acts, 2014 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137. WVC 30 - 7 B- 9 §30-7B-9.

     Repealed.

Acts, 2014 Reg. Sess., Ch. 137. WVC 30 - 7 B- 10 §30-7B-10.

Repealed.

Acts, 2010 Reg. Sess., Ch. 32.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§30 - 3 - 13 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 47
PASSED - Regular Session

SB47 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Rewriting licensing requirements for practice of medicine and surgery and podiatry
§30 - 3 - 14 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 3 E- 17 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 5 - 14 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 11 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 14 - 11 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 123
PASSED - Regular Session

SB123 ENR  (Uploaded - 02/17/2016)
Treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
§30 - 9 - 2 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 9 - 3 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 9 - 7 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 9 - 33 - (New Code)
§30 - 9 - 34 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 271
PASSED - Regular Session

SB271 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/08/2016)
Regulating practice of accountancy
§30 - 18 - 10 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 376
PASSED - Regular Session

SB376 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/16/2016)
Expanding authority of Secretary of State and State Police
§30 - 27 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 3 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 4 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 8 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 8 A - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 8 B - (New Code)
§30 - 27 - 9 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 10 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 11 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 12 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 13 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 14 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 16 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 17 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 18 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 27 - 19 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 524
PASSED - Regular Session

SB524 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/18/2016)
Rewriting Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists article
§30 - 3 A- 2 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 627
PASSED - Regular Session

SB627 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Permitting physician to decline prescribing controlled substance
§30 - 5 - 12 B - (Amended Code)
§30 - 5 - 34 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4033
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4033 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/18/2016)
Adding criminal penalties for the unauthorized practice of pharmacists care
§30 - 7 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 2 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 4 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 6 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 7 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 15 A - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 15 B - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 15 C - (Amended Code)
§30 - 7 - 15 D - (New Code)
§30 - 7 - 15 E - (New Code)
§30 - 15 - 1 - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 2 - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 3 - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 4 - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 5 - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 6 - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 7 - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 7 A - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 7 B - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 7 C - (Repealed Code)
§30 - 15 - 8 - (Repealed Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4334
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4334 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Clarifying the requirements for a license to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse and expanding prescriptive authority
§30 - 1 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 1 D- 1 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4340
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4340 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/09/2016)
Amending licensing requirements for an act which may be called Lynette’s Law
§30 - 2 - 4 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4360
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4360 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Increasing the criminal penalty for the unlawful practice of law
§30 - 8 - 9 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4428
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4428 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
hb4428 intr ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Clarifying that optometrists may continue to exercise the same prescriptive authority which they possessed prior to hydrocodone being reclassified
§30 - 3 - 13 A - (New Code)
§30 - 14 - 12 D - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4463
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4463 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Permitting the practice of telemedicine
§30 - 21 - 7 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4594
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4594 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
hb4594 intr ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Relating to predoctoral psychology internship qualifications
§30 - 26 - 4 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 26 - 6 - (Amended Code)
§30 - 26 - 7 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4651
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4651 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/09/2016)
Relating to professional examination requirements for hearing-aid dealers and fitters
§30 - 7 - 4 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4654
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4654 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/07/2016)
Relating to the Executive Secretary of the Board of Registered Professional Nurses
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