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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:
§18-10A-15. Establishment of a central registry of traumatic head injury; acute care facility required to report head injury.

(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.
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