§16-28-7. Assistance programs.
(a) The department of health, the West Virginia University school of medicine, the Marshall University school of medicine, and the West Virginia School of osteopathic medicine, shall institute a cooperative program to:

(1) Refer veterans to appropriate state and federal agencies for the purpose of filing claims to remedy medical and financial problems caused by the veterans' exposure to chemical defoliants or herbicides or other causative agents, including agent orange; and

(2) Provide veterans with fat tissue biopsies, genetic counseling and genetic screening to determine if the veteran has suffered physical damage as a result of substantial exposure to chemical defoliants or herbicides or other causative agents, including agent orange.

(b) The director of the department of health shall adopt rules necessary to the administration of the programs authorized by this section.