W. Va. Code R. § 64-7-21 - Isolation, Quarantine and Placarding

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

21.1. The authority to implement and terminate quarantine or placarding to prevent spread of a communicable disease or to protect the public from other health hazards rests with the Commissioner. This authority extends to local health officers when they are following protocols established by the Commissioner for management of reportable diseases and conditions, or established following consultation with the Commissioner for these or other health risks.
21.2 When an individual or a group of individuals is suffering from a communicable disease for which isolation is required for the control of the disease, the local health officer may initiate and terminate the necessary isolation, unless the person is in a hospital, nursing home, or other institution. In these cases, the attending physician or other responsible health care provider within the institution shall assume responsibility for isolation and its termination.
21.3. No person shall interfere with or obstruct any local health officer in the posting of any placard used to prevent transmission of a communicable disease or exposure to another health hazard. In addition, no person shall conceal, mutilate or remove any placard, except by permission of the local health officer.
21.4. In the event a placard is concealed, mutilated or torn down, the occupant or, if there is no occupant, the owner of the premises where the placard was posted shall notify the local health officer of the fact immediately upon discovery.


W. Va. Code R. § 64-7-21

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