§16-5A-3. Establishment of clinics.
The director shall have authority to prescribe standard
minimum requirements for the organization, equipment and conduct
of cancer units or clinics in general hospitals of the state. The
director shall establish and maintain, or aid in the
establishment and maintenance of, a sufficient number of cancer
diagnostic and treatment clinics meeting such requirements, so
located that they are within reasonable traveling distance of any
citizen of the state in need of treatment. In the establishment
and operation of such clinics and in the fixing of such minimum
requirements, the director shall consult and cooperate with the
West Virginia state medical association.
In order to determine the progress of the disease and the
success of the treatment being used, the director shall insofar
as practicable provide a method for following up each case and
bringing the patient back to the clinic at frequent intervals.