WVC 16 - 5 C- 1
It is the policy of this state to encourage and promote the
development and utilization of resources to ensure the effective
and financially efficient care and treatment of persons who are
convalescing or whose physical or mental condition requires them to
receive a degree of nursing or related health care greater than
that necessary for well individuals. Such care and treatment
require a living environment for such persons which, to the extent
practicable, will approximate a normal home environment. To this
end, the guiding principle for administration of the laws of the
state is that such persons shall be encouraged and assisted in
securing necessary care and treatment in noninstitutional
surroundings. In recognition that for many such persons effective
care and treatment can only be secured from proprietary, voluntary
and governmental nursing homes it is the policy of this state to
encourage, promote and require the maintenance of nursing homes so
as to ensure protection of the rights and dignity of those using
the services of such facilities.
The provisions of this article are hereby declared to be
remedial and shall be liberally construed to effectuate its
purposes and intents.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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