Senate Bill No. 645
(By Senators Kessler, Edgell and Helmick)
[Introduced February 12, 2008; referred to the Committee on
Government Organization; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5F-7, relating to
exempting city and county hospitals subject to health care
financial disclosure from the additional audit requirements
for local government offices.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5F-7, to read as
ARTICLE 5F. HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.
§16-5F-7. Exempt from additional audits.
Every covered facility and related organization required to
file or publish reports as provided in this article, shall be
exempt from the audits imposed upon local government offices by
article nine, chapter six of this code.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to exempt city and county
hospitals from audit requirements for local government offices.
§16-5F-7 is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring
have been omitted.