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Chapter 49  |  Article 49 - 4  |  Section 4
WVC 49- CHAPTER 49. CHILD WELFARE.
WVC 49-4- ARTICLE 4. CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS.

WVC 49-4-1 §49-4-1. Purpose.
The purpose of this article is to provide for the continuation and development of services for children with special health care needs. The state bureau of public health within the department of health and human resources shall formulate and apply administrative policies concerning the care and treatment of children with special health care needs and shall cooperate with other agencies responsible for such care and treatment.

In the development of administrative policies, the state bureau shall cooperate with the United States department of health and human services and shall comply with the regulations that agency prescribes under the authority of the "Social Security Act", and is hereby authorized to receive and expend federal funds for these services.

WVC 49-4-2 §49-4-2. Children to whom article applies.
It is the intention of this article that services for children with special health care needs shall be extended only to those children for whom adequate care, treatment and rehabilitation are not available from other than public sources.

WVC 49-4-3 §49-4-3. Powers of state bureau.
In the care and treatment of children with special health care needs the state bureau of public health shall, so far as funds are available for the purpose:

(1) Locate children with special health care needs requiring medical, surgical or other corrective treatment and provide competent diagnosis to determine the treatment required.

(2) Supply to children with special health care needs treatment, including hospitalization and aftercare leading to correction and rehabilitation.

(3) Guide and supervise children with special health care needs to assure adequate care and treatment.

WVC 49-4-4 §49-4-4. Report of birth of special health care needs child.
Within thirty days after the birth of a child with a congenital deformity, the physician, midwife or other person attending the birth shall report to the state bureau of public health, on forms prescribed by them, the birth of such child.

The report shall be solely for the use of the state department of health and human resources and shall not be open for public inspection.

WVC 49-4-5 §49-4-5. Assistance by other agencies.
So far as practicable, the services and facilities of the state departments of health and human services, education, vocational rehabilitation and corrections or their successors shall be available to the state bureau of public health for the purposes of this article.

WVC 49-4-6 §49-4-6. Cost of treatment.
All payments from any corporation, association, program or fund providing insurance coverage or other payment for medicine, medical, surgical and hospital treatment, crutches, artificial limbs and such other and additional approved mechanical appliances and devices as may be reasonably required for a child with special health care needs, shall be applied toward the total cost of treatment.

WVC 49-4-7 §49-4-7. Cost of treatment.
All payments from any corporation, association, program or fund providing insurance coverage or other payment for medicine, medical, surgical and hospital treatment, crutches, artificial limbs and such other and additional approved mechanical appliances and devices as may be reasonably required for a handicapped child, shall be applied toward the total cost of treatment.

WVC 49-4-8 §49-4-8. Cooperation with private agencies.
The state department shall cooperate with private agencies and organizations engaged in rendering similar services to crippled children.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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