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Chapter 16  |  Article 16 - 27  |  Section 1

1 - STATE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM

1A - UNIFORM CREDENTIALING FOR HEAL

1B - SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES FOR

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

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

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

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
    16 - 27 - 1
    16 - 27 - 2
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    16 - 27 - 4

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

WVC 16- CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH.
WVC 16 - 27 - ARTICLE 27. STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE MATERIALS.

WVC 16 - 27 - 1 §16-27-1. Definitions.

As used in this article:

(1) "Byproduct material" means (i) any radioactive material (except special nuclear material) yielded in or made radioactive by exposure to the radiation incident to the process of producing or utilizing special nuclear material, and (ii) the tailings or wastes produced by the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium from any ore processed primarily for its source material content;

(2) "Dispose" or "disposal" means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking or placing of a substance into or on any land, water or air;

(3) "Low-level waste" means radioactive waste that:

(A) Is neither high-level waste or transuranic, nor spent nuclear fuel, nor by-product material as defined in section 11 (e)(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; and

(B) Is any radioactive material that the United States nuclear regulatory commission classified as low-level radioactive waste on or after the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine: Provided, That any material classified as low-level radioactive waste on or after the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, shall be considered low-level radioactive waste without regard to a nuclear regulatory commission determination that such material is below regulatory concern; and

(C) Is any radioactive material produced after the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, which would have been classified as a low-level radioactive waste, utilizing the standards in effect on that date, without regard to a determination by an agency of the United States government that such material is below regulatory concern;

(4) "Radioactive waste material" means any discarded radioactive material in the form of, or resulting from the use of, any byproduct material, source material or special nuclear material and includes low-level waste;

(5) "Source material" means (i) uranium or thorium, or any combination thereof, in any physical or chemical form; or (ii) ores which contain by weight one twentieth of one percent (0.05%) or more of (a) uranium, (b) thorium or (c) any combination thereof. Source material does not include special nuclear material;

(6) "Special nuclear material" means (i) plutonium, uranium 233, uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235; or (ii) any material artificially enriched by any of the foregoing but does not include source material;

(7) "Store" or "storage" means the containment of a substance, either on a temporary basis or for a period of years, in such a manner as not to constitute disposal or transportation; and

(8) "Transport" or "transportation" means any movement of a substance and any loading, unloading or storage incidental thereto.

The governor shall have the authority to add, by executive order, to the listing of materials constituting "source material" or "special nuclear material" by including such additional like materials as may be determined by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to constitute "source material" or "special nuclear material."

WVC 16 - 27 - 2 §16-27-2. Storage or disposal of radioactive waste material within the state prohibited; exceptions.

(a) No person shall store or dispose of any radioactive waste material within the state: Provided, That the provisions of this section do not prohibit (1) the storage or disposal of such material produced within the state as a result of medical, educational, research or industrial activities and so stored or disposed of in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, or (2) the transportation of such material out of or through the state when done in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws: Provided, however, That such waste from industrial activities does not include, for the purpose of this article, such material produced from the operation of any nuclear power generation facility, nuclear processing facility, or nuclear reprocessing facility.

(b) The disposal of radioactive waste material in a solid waste facility or in a commercial solid waste facility, as defined in section two, article fifteen, chapter twenty-two of this code, is prohibited.

WVC 16 - 27 - 3 §16-27-3. Authority of director of health.
The director of health shall initiate investigations into any use of radioactive material or disposal of radioactive waste material that might be in violation of the provisions of this article. The director of health shall also be empowered to file complaints for alleged violations of this article and shall assist local law-enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys in the investigation and prosecution of all violations of this article.

WVC 16 - 27 - 4 §16-27-4. Penalties.
Any person who violates the provisions of section two of this article is guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars for each day of such violation, or imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years, or both fined and imprisoned. If the conviction is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person under this subsection, the person shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars for each day of such violation, or shall be imprisoned not less than two nor more than ten years, or both fined and imprisoned.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§16 - 1 - 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 1 - 9 A - (Amended Code)
§16 - 1 - 9 C - (New Code)
§16 - 1 - 9 D - (New Code)
§16 - 1 - 9 E - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 373
PASSED - Regular Session

SB373 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to water resources protection
§16 - 1 B- 1 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 523
PASSED - Regular Session

SB523 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 07/01/2014)
Providing for additional state veterans skilled nursing facility in Beckley
§16 - 1 C- 1 - (New Code)
§16 - 1 C- 2 - (New Code)
§16 - 1 C- 3 - (New Code)
§16 - 1 C- 4 - (New Code)
§16 - 1 C- 5 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 602
PASSED - Regular Session

SB602 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Requiring health care providers wear ID badges
§16 - 2 D- 5 E - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 619
PASSED - Regular Session

SB619 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Exempting certain critical access hospitals from certificate of need requirement
§16 - 5 C- 21 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 3108
PASSED - Regular Session

HB3108 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to criminal background checks on applicants for employment by nursing homes
§16 - 5 C- 21 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4220
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4220 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to waiver of jury trial in claims arising from consumer transactions
§16 - 9 A- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 9 A- 3 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 9 A- 4 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 9 A- 7 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 9 A- 8 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4237
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4237 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Prohibiting the sale, distribution and use of electronic cigarettes, vapor products and other alternative nicotine products to persons under the age of eighteen
§16 - 5 O- 2 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 3 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 5 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 6 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 7 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 8 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 10 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 O- 12 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4287
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4287 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Administration of health maintenance tasks
§16 - 4 C- 6 C - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4312
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4312 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Creating a certification for emergency medical technician-industrial
§16 - 2 D- 5 C - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4332
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4332 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Extending the time that certain nonprofit community groups are exempt from the moratorium on creating new nursing home beds
§16 - 1 - 19 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4335
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4335 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to a child's right to nurse
§16 - 5 V- 25 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 5 V- 26 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4349
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4349 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Clarifying retirement dependent child scholarship and burial benefits under a Qualified Domestic Relations Order
§16 - 29 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§16 - 29 - 2 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4560
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4560 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/26/2014)
Relating to reimbursement for copies of medical records
§16 - 13 A- 18 A - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4601
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4601 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to fiscal management and regulation of publicly-owned utilities
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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