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Introduced Version Senate Bill 493 History

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Senate Bill No. 493

(By Senators Prezioso, Oliverio and Stollings)

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[Introduced March 6, 2009; referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources.]

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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 injury.

(a) The director Center for Excellence in Disabilities shall establish and maintain a central registry of persons who sustain spinal cord injury or severe head injury other than through disease, whether or not permanent disability results, in order to facilitate the provisions of appropriate rehabilitative services by the division or other state agencies to such persons 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 director 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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(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to change control of the central registry for severe head injuries from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to the Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.)
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