WVC 16 - 4 - 5
§16-4-5. Examination of convicts; liability for expenses.
When any person has been tried and convicted in any police
court, or in any criminal or circuit court, or before a justice
of the peace, upon any charge or offense growing out of sex
immorality, such as has been set out in the last preceding
section, said person shall not be released from custody by the
judge, justice, or police officer trying the case until the local
health officer having proper jurisdiction has been notified and
has had time to make all necessary tests and examinations to
ascertain whether in fact such person is infected with a venereal
disease, and all necessary expenses for holding such person in
custody pending examination and treatment, if needed, shall be a
proper charge against the municipality, if the offense was
committed within it, or against the county in which the offense
was committed, if committed outside of a municipality; and every
municipality, whether it be a county seat or not, shall be liable
under this section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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