W. Va. Code R. § 64-7-1 - General

Current through Register Vol. XXXVIII, No. 51, December 23, 2021

1.1. Scope -- This legislative rule establishes procedures governing the reporting of certain diseases and conditions, unusual health events, and clusters or outbreaks of diseases to the Bureau for public health. It also establishes the responsibility of various individuals and facilities in controlling communicable diseases. The W. Va. Code is available in public libraries and on the Legislature's web page, http://www.legis.state.wv.us/.
1.2. Authority --W. Va. Code §§ 16-3-1, 16-1-4; related 16-3C-1 et seq., 16-4-1 et seq., 16-22-3, 16-35-4 and 16-40-7.
1.3. Filing Date -- July 12, 2013.
1.4. Effective Date -- August 12, 2013.
1.5. Applicability -- This rule applies to physicians and other licensed health practitioners; local health officers; other public health providers; private or public laboratories; administrators of the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN);all health care facilities; the Bureau; health care professional licensing boards and agencies; any individual administering immunizations; administrators of schools, camps, and vessels; administrators of health care facilities operated by the department; the State registrar of vital statistics; county humane officers, dog wardens, sheriffs, pathologists, coroners, veterinarians and other animal health care providers, and medical examiners; and any other person investigating or treating disease, health conditions, exposure or alleged exposure to infectious agents, or cause of death.
1.6. Enforcement -- This rule is enforced by the Commissioner of the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health or his or her designee.


W. Va. Code R. § 64-7-1

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