Senate Bill No. 493
(By Senators Prezioso, Oliverio and Stollings)
[Passed April 8, 2009; in effect ninety days from passage.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18-10A-15 of the Code of West
Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to changing control of
the central registry for severe head injuries from the
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to the Center for
Excellence in Disabilities.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-10A-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10A. REHABILITATION SERVICES.
§18-10A-15. Establishment of a central registry of traumatic head
injury; acute care facility required to report head
(a) The Center for Excellence in Disabilities shall maintain
a central registry of persons who sustain severe head injury other
than through disease, whether or not permanent disability results, in order to facilitate the provision of appropriate services
through referral and collaboration with the division and other
state agencies for such persons.
(b) The current acute care facility shall report to the Center
for Excellence in Disabilities by the most expeditious means within
seven days after identification of any person sustaining such an
injury. The report shall contain the name and residence of the
person and the name of the current acute care facility.