W. Va. Code R. § 64-73-5 - Health Services and Programs

5.1. The board shall provide the following public health services and programs:
5.1.1. Evaluation of the health needs of the community it serves using generally accepted professional health needs assessment techniques;
5.1.2. Efforts to prevent and control epidemics, and investigation and containment of diseases and injuries through compliance with the requirements of W. Va. Division of Health Administrative Rules, 64 CSR 7, Reportable Diseases, regarding disease surveillance and epidemiological reporting;
5.1.3. Promotion of a safe and healthy environment, and maintenance of clean and safe air, water, food and facilities through a program of routine public health environmental education and control;
5.1.4. Promotion of healthy lifestyles, including the provision of health education to individuals and communities;
5.1.5. Targeted outreach and the formation of partnerships with other community organizations; and
5.1.6. Initiation and participation in mobilization of the community for actions to improve the health and well-being of the population served.
5.2. The board shall administer public health sanitation rules as specified by the director with regard to:
5.2.1. Public drinking water sanitation;
5.2.2. Sewage and wastewater sanitation;
5.2.3. Food and milk sanitation;
5.2.4. Housing and institutional sanitation;
5.2.5. Recreational sanitation; and
5.2.6. General sanitation.
5.3. The board of health shall implement a program of immunizations according to the Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices, as published by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
5.4. The board shall conduct preventive health programs designed to promote healthy behaviors.
5.5. The board may provide individual health care services.
5.6. The board shall maintain and conform to its written policies and procedures governing patient or client referral, release of information, confidentiality, and the consent for staff to provide services to patients or clients which shall be consistent with applicable federal and State laws, rules and regulations.
5.7. Patient or client care protocols, including standing orders and medical directives shall be approved annually by the local health officer.
5.8. The board may charge fees for permits and services as authorized by the director, the State legislature and applicable State law and rules.


W. Va. Code R. § 64-73-5

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