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            The Committee on Health and Human Resources moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

            Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2999--A Bill to amend and reenact §16-2D-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-2D-5f; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2M-1, §16-2M-2 and §16-2M-3, all relating to neonatal abstinence centers; authorizing neonatal abstinence centers; requiring the secretary to promulgate and emergency rules; requiring the rules to set out a licensing procedure by July 1, 2015; requiring the rules to set minimum standards of operation for neonatal abstinence centers; clarifying that the provision of the rules on relate to specified facilities; requiring the state agency to consider neonatal abstinence care as a unique service in conducting certificate of need review; exempting neonatal abstinence centers from moratoriums on certain nursing facilities; prohibiting the Health Care Authority from ordering a moratorium on skilled nursing facilities providing services for children under one year of age suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; and exempting such facilities from current moratoriums.