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Chapter 16  |  Article 16 - 22 A  |  Section 4

1 - STATE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM

1A - UNIFORM CREDENTIALING FOR HEAL

1B - SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES FOR

1C - HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TRANSPARE

2 - LOCAL BOARDS OF HEALTH

2A - ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ORGANIZI

2B - FAMILY PLANNING AND CHILD SPAC

2C - HOME HEALTH SERVICES

2D - CERTIFICATE OF NEED

2E - BIRTHING CENTERS

2F - PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORT

2G - SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTARY FOOD PRO

2H - PRIMARY CARE SUPPORT PROGRAM

2I - WOMEN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT

2J - PREVENTIVE CARE PILOT PROGRAM

2K - PROGRAMS OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE

2L - PROVIDER SPONSORED NETWORKS

2M - THE PAIN CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD

2N - NEONATAL ABSTINENCE CENTERS

2O - UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION FROM

3 - PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF COMMU

3A - REPOSITORY OF INFORMATION ON M

3B - PERTUSSIS

3C - AIDS-RELATED MEDICAL TESTING A

3D - TUBERCULOSIS TESTING, CONTROL,

4 - SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

4A - PRENATAL EXAMINATION

4B - AUTOPSIES ON BODIES OF DECEASE

4C - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT

4D - AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLAT

4E - UNIFORM MATERNAL SCREENING ACT

5 - VITAL STATISTICS

5A - CANCER CONTROL

5B - HOSPITALS AND SIMILAR INSTITUT

5C - NURSING HOMES

5D - ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES

5E - REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION OF

5F - HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL DISCLOSU

5G - OPEN HOSPITAL PROCEEDINGS

5H - CHRONIC PAIN CLINIC LICENSING

5I - HOSPICE LICENSURE ACT

5J - CLINICAL LABORATORIES QUALITY

5K - EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES FO

5L - LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGR

5M - OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION EDUCAT

5N - RESIDENTIAL CARE COMMUNITIES

5O - MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION BY U

5P - SENIOR SERVICES

5Q - THE JAMES TIGER MORTON CATASTR

5R - THE ALZHEIMER'S SPECIAL CARE S

5S - OLDER WEST VIRGINIANS ACT

5T - CARE HOME ADVISORY BOARD

5U - ARTHRITIS PREVENTION EDUCATION

5V - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES RET

5W - WEST VIRGINIA OFFICIAL PRESCRI

5X - CAREGIVER ADVISE, RECORD AND E

6 - HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

7 - PURE FOOD AND DRUGS

8 - ELECTROLOGISTS

8A - NARCOTIC DRUGS

8B - DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

9 - OFFENSES GENERALLY

9A - TOBACCO USAGE RESTRICTIONS

9B - IMPLEMENTING TOBACCO MASTER SE

9C - STATE TOBACCO GROWERS' SETTLEM

9D - ENFORCEMENT OF STATUTES IMPLEM

9E - DELIVERY SALES OF TOBACCO

9F - COUNTERFEIT CIGARETTES

10 - UNIFORM DETERMINATION OF DEAT

11 - SEXUAL STERILIZATION

12 - SANITARY DISTRICTS FOR SEWAGE

13 - SEWAGE WORKS AND STORMWATER W

13A - PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICTS

13B - COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ACT

13C - DRINKING WATER TREATMENT REV

13D - REGIONAL WATER AND WASTEWATE

13E - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT ACT

14 - BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS

15 - STATE HOUSING LAW

16 - HOUSING COOPERATION LAW

17 - NATIONAL DEFENSE HOUSING

18 - SLUM CLEARANCE

19 - ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT

20 - AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

21 - BLOOD DONATIONS

22 - DETECTION AND CONTROL OF PHEN

22A - TESTING OF NEWBORN INFANTS F
    16 - 22 A- 1
    16 - 22 A- 2
    16 - 22 A- 3
    16 - 22 A- 4

22B - BIRTH SCORE PROGRAM

23 - TRANSFUSION OF BLOOD; TRANSPL

24 - STATE HEMOPHILIA PROGRAM

25 - DETECTION OF TUBERCULOSIS, HI

26 - WEST VIRGINIA SOLID WASTE MAN

27 - STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF RADIO

27A - BAN ON CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLE

28 - ASSISTANCE TO KOREAN AND VIET

29 - HEALTH CARE RECORDS

29A - WEST VIRGINIA HOSPITAL FINAN

29B - HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY

29C - INDIGENT CARE

29D - STATE HEALTH CARE

29E - LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMIS

29F - UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED P

29G - WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH INFORMA

29H - INTERAGENCY HEALTH COUNCIL

29I - WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE AU

30 - WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE DEC

30A - MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

30B - HEALTH CARE SURROGATE ACT

30C - DO NOT RESUSCITATE ACT

31 - COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW

32 - ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

33 - BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PR

34 - LICENSURE OF RADON MITIGATORS

35 - LEAD ABATEMENT

36 - NEEDLESTICK INJURY PREVENTION

37 - BODY PIERCING STUDIO BUSINESS

38 - TATTOO STUDIO BUSINESS

39 - PATIENT SAFETY ACT

40 - STATEWIDE BIRTH DEFECTS INFOR

41 - ORAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT ACT

42 - COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL HEAL

43 - ENGINE COOLANT AND ANTIFREEZE

44 - THE PULSE OXIMETRY NEWBORN TE

45 - TANNING FACILITIES

46 - ACCESS TO OPIOID ANTAGONISTS

47 - ALCOHOL AND DRUG OVERDOSE PRE

48 - WEST VIRGINIA ABLE ACT

49 - WEST VIRGINIA CLEARANCE FOR A

50 - EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTOR AVA

WVC 16-
CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH.

WVC 16-22A- ARTICLE 22A. TESTING OF NEWBORN INFANTS FOR HEARING IMPAIRMENTS.

WVC 16-22A-1 §16-22A-1. Testing required.
The physician or midwife in attendance at, or present immediately after, a live birth shall perform, or cause to be performed, a test for hearing loss in the infant unless the infant's parents refuse under subsection (c), section three of this article to have the testing performed. For any infant delivered at a nonlicensed facility, including home births, the physician or other health care provider shall inform the parents of the need to obtain testing within the first month of life. The director of the division of health shall prescribe the test or tests to be administered in accordance with this article.

WVC 16-22A-2 §16-22A-2. Rule making authorized.
The director of the division of health shall propose legislative rules for promulgation in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to: (1) Establish a reasonable fee schedule for tests administered pursuant to this article, which shall be used to cover program costs not otherwise covered by federal grant funds specifically secured for this purpose; (2) establish a cost-effective testing protocol based upon available technology and national standards; (3) establish reporting and referral requirements; and (4) establish a date for implementation of the testing protocol, which shall not be later than the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine.

WVC 16-22A-3 §16-22A-3. Fees for testing; payment of same.
(a) Testing required under this article shall be a covered benefit reimbursable by all health insurers except for health insurers that offer only supplemental coverage policies or policies which cover only specified diseases. All policies issued pursuant to articles fifteen, sixteen, twenty-four and twenty-five-a of chapter thirty-three of this code shall provide coverage for the testing required under this article.

(b) The department of health and human resources shall pay for testing required under this article when the newborn infant is eligible for medical assistance under the provisions of section twelve, article five, chapter nine of this code.

(c) In the absence of a third-party payor, the parents of a newborn infant shall be informed of the testing availability and its costs and they may refuse to have the testing performed. Charges for the testing required under this article shall be paid by the hospital or other health care facility where the infant's birth occurred: Provided, That nothing contained in this section may be construed to preclude the hospital or other health care facility from billing the infant's parents directly.

WVC 16-22A-4 §16-22A-4. Hearing impairment testing advisory committee established.
(a) There is hereby established a West Virginia hearing impairment testing advisory committee which shall advise the director of the division of health regarding the protocol, validity, monitoring and cost of testing procedures required under this article. This committee is to meet four times per year for the initial two years and on the call of the director thereafter. The director shall serve as the chair and shall appoint twelve members, one representing each of the following groups:

(1) A representative of the health insurance industry;

(2) An otolaryngologist or otologist;

(3) An audiologist with experience in evaluating infants;

(4) A neonatologist;

(5) A pediatrician;

(6) A hospital administrator;

(7) A speech or language pathologist;

(8) A teacher or administrative representative from the West Virginia school of the deaf;

(9) A parent of a hearing-impaired child;

(10) A representative from the office of early intervention services within the department of health and human resources;

(11) A representative from the state department of education; and

(12) A representative from the West Virginia commission for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

(b) Members of this advisory committee shall serve without compensation. A majority of members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of all business. Members shall serve for two-year terms and may not serve for more than two consecutive terms.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§16 - 29 B- 1 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 29 B- 10 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 29 B- 19 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 B- 19 A - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 B- 20 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 B- 20 A - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 B- 21 - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 B- 21 A - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 29 B- 27 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 68
PASSED - Regular Session

SB68 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/09/2016)
Disallowing Health Care Authority to conduct rate review and set rates for hospitals
§16 - 4 F- 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 4 F- 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 4 F- 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 4 F- 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 4 F- 5 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 123
PASSED - Regular Session

SB123 ENR  (Uploaded - 02/17/2016)
Treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
§16 - 3 C- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 4 - 19 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 404
PASSED - Regular Session

SB404 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Removing prohibition on billing persons for testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases
§16 - 51 - 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 51 - 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 51 - 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 51 - 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 51 - 5 - (New Code)
§16 - 51 - 6 - (New Code)
§16 - 51 - 7 - (New Code)
§16 - 51 - 8 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 416
PASSED - Regular Session

SB416 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Allowing terminally ill patients access to investigational products
§16 - 46 - 3 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 46 - 3 A - (New Code)
§16 - 46 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 46 - 6 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 431
PASSED - Regular Session

SB431 enr  (Uploaded - 03/18/2016)
Authorizing pharmacists and pharmacy interns dispense opioid antagonists
§16 - 1 - 4 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 5 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 6 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 7 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 8 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 9 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 10 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 11 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 12 - (New Code)
§16 - 5 Y- 13 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 454
PASSED - Regular Session

SB454 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Licensing and regulating medication-assisted treatment programs for substance use disorders
§16 - 32 - 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 32 - 11 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 545
PASSED - Regular Session

SB545 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Relating to asbestos abatement on oil and gas pipelines
§16 - 5 V- 2 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 563
PASSED - Regular Session

SB563 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Increasing retirement benefit multiplier for WV Emergency Medical Services Retirement System members
§16 - 29 B- 26 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 29 B- 28 - (New Code)
§16 - 29 B- 29 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 597
PASSED - Regular Session

SB597 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Relating generally to Health Care Authority
§16 - 1 - 9 C - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 625
PASSED - Regular Session

SB625 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Revising exceptions from FOIA provided for in Aboveground Storage Tank Act
§16 - 5 - 19 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4334
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4334 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Clarifying the requirements for a license to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse and expanding prescriptive authority
§16 - 2 D- 1 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 3 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 4 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 4 A - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 2 D- 4 B - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 2 D- 5 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 5 A - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 2 D- 5 B - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 2 D- 5 C - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 2 D- 5 D - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 2 D- 5 E - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 2 D- 6 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 7 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 7 A - (Repealed Code)
§16 - 2 D- 8 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 9 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 10 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 11 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 12 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 13 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 14 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 15 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 2 D- 16 - (New Code)
§16 - 2 D- 17 - (New Code)
§16 - 2 D- 18 - (New Code)
§16 - 2 D- 19 - (New Code)
§16 - 2 D- 20 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4365
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4365 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/16/2016)
Relating to the certificate of need process
§16 - 5 B- 18 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4388
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4388 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Relating to stroke centers
§16 - 5 G- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 G- 4 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4520
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4520 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/09/2016)
Clarifying that certain hospitals have only one governing body whose meetings shall be open to the public
§16 - 5 H- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 H- 5 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 H- 7 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4537
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4537 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Relating to the regulation of chronic pain clinics
§16 - 2 - 11 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4659
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4659 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/16/2016)
Authorizing local health departments to bill health insurance plans for services
§16 - 4 C- 6 C - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4726
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4726 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Relating to coal mining generally
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