§26-11-1. Management by director of health.
The director of health or his or her successor shall manage,
direct, control and govern the Andrew S. Rowan memorial home,
Denmar hospital, heretofore established and known as Denmar state
hospital, Hopemont hospital, heretofore known as Hopemont state
hospital, Pinecrest hospital, John Manchin, Sr., health care
center, established as the Fairmont emergency hospital and formerly
known as the Marion health care hospital and Welch emergency
hospital and such other state health care facilities as are or may
hereafter be created by law.
The director shall designate the functions of each facility
and prescribe guidelines for the admission of persons thereto,
pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the board of
health, and shall supervise the business, personnel and clinical
responsibilities of each facility: Provided, That in prescribing
admission guidelines, precedence shall be given to persons unable
to pay therefor.