WVC 16 - 4 - 27
§16-4-27. Additional power and authority of local health
The local health officer, in exercising any of the powers or
authority vested in him by sections nine, ten, eleven, twelve,
sixteen and twenty-one of this article with respect to any
patient, minor or other person suffering or believed by him to be
suffering from any venereal disease or diseases, may forthwith
cause any such patient, minor or other person to be delivered
into the custody of the state department of health for detention
and treatment as provided in this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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