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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 16 - 1 A- 10 §16-1A-10. Immunity.
(a) If the statewide credentialing verification organization certifies that information in an application has been verified according to its primary source verification procedures, any negligence by the statewide credentialing verification organization in its collection and verification of such information may not be imputed to a credentialing entity that receives such information and, further, such credentialing entity is not liable for damages arising from its reliance on such information in its credentialing process unless the credentialing entity knew or should have known such information was incorrect: Provided, That a credentialing entity is otherwise liable as provided by law for damages arising from its credentialing decisions.

(b) This article may not be interpreted as requiring a credentialing entity as defined in this article, to grant medical staff appointment to any practitioner nor may it be interpreted as requiring a credentialing entity to permit any practitioner to provide patient care or as requiring a payor or network to reimburse a practitioner for services.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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