Senate Bill No. 428

(By Senators Love, Sharpe, Edgell and Minear)


[Introduced February 3, 2003; referred to the Committee on Finance.]


A BILL finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state; and directing the auditor to issue warrants for the payment thereof.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
§1. Finding and declaring certain claims against the department of administration and the division of corrections to be moral obligations of the state and directing payments thereof.

The Legislature has heretofore made findings of fact that the state has received the benefit of the commodities received and/or services rendered by certain claimants herein and has considered these claims against the state, and agencies thereof, which have arisen due to overexpenditures of the departmental appropriations by officers of the state spending units, the claims having been previously considered by the court of claims which also found that the state has received the benefit of the commodities received and/or services rendered by the claimants, but were denied by the court of claims on the purely statutory grounds that to allow the claims would be condoning illegal acts contrary to the laws of the state. The Legislature, pursuant to its findings of fact and also by the adoption of the findings of fact by the court of claims as its own, while not condoning such illegal acts, hereby declares it to be the moral obligation of the state to pay these claims in the amounts specified below and directs the auditor to issue warrants upon receipt of properly executed requisitions supported by itemized invoices, statements or other satisfactory documents as required by section ten, article three, chapter twelve of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one as amended, for the payments thereof out of any fund appropriated and available for the purpose.
(a) Claim against the Department of Administration:
(1) West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation
Claims against the Division of Corrections:


(1) Anthony Creek Rescue Squad$4,226.50
(2) Associated Emergency Physicians, Inc.$758.00
(3) Associated Radiologists, Inc.$1,091.00
(4) Sammar Atassi, M. D.$1,540.00
(5) Ravin Bhirud, M. D.$9,991.65
(6) John Byers, D. D. S.$85.00
(7) Charleston Cardiology Group$275.00
(8) Charleston Heart Specialists$3,995.00
(9) Charleston Psychiatric Group, Inc.$1,766.78
(10) Charleston Radiation Therapy$8,339.00
(11) Clarksburg Anesthesia Associates, Inc.$4,550.00
(12) Nancy A. Collins, O. D.$135.00
(13) Correctional Medical Services, Inc.$314,106.25
(14) Cottrill's Cars, Inc.$522.65
(15) G. Y. Dagher, M. D.$1,275.00
(16) Davis Memorial Hospital$47,600.69
(17) Dr. Bhirud, Inc.$4,015.36
(18) Fairmont General Hospital$2,348.25
(19) Frederick A. Gall, Jr., M. D.$1,310.00
(20) General Ambulance, Inc.$1,067.50
(21) General Anesthesia Services$1,050.00
(22) Grafton City Hospital$19,897.80
(23) Greenbrier Valley Medical Center$380.40
(24) Haven N. Wall, Jr., M. D., Inc.$1,200.00
(25) Healthnet Aeromedical Services$17,666.10
(26) John P. Henderson, M. D.$559.00
(27) Carl S. High, M. D.$816.00
(28) Jan Care Ambulance$2,025.00
(29) Joseph Noronha, M. D., P. C., Inc.$1,467.74
(30) Ziad Kahwash, M. D.$739.00
(31) A. K. Katrib, M. D.$7,995.05
(32) Randy Raissa Lagoc, M. D.$93.00
(33) Stephen C. Lau, M. D.$50.00
(34) McDowell County Ambulance
Serv. Authority, Inc.$2,042.50
(35) Medical Park Anesthesiologists$3,280.56
(36) Stephen K. Milroy, M. D.$60.00
(37) Montgomery General Hospital$7,321.91
(38) Montgomery Radiologists, Inc.$1,229.90
(39) Morgantown Internal Medicine Group, Inc.$4,260.00
(40) Neurological Associates, Inc.$1,185.00
(41) Pharmacy Associates, dba Option Care$16,871.59
(42) Pocahontas Memorial Hospital$4,032.12
(43) Radiological Physicians Associates, Inc.$380.00
(44) Raleigh General Hospital$6,046.20
(45) San Pablo Medical Clinic$445.00
(46) Luis E. Soriano, M. D.$310.79
(47) United Hospital Center$2,747.38
(48) University Health Associates$154,411.00
(49) University Medical Laboratories$132.00
(50) Vision Health Care, Inc.$19.00
(51) West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.$217,463.81
(52) Wheeling Hospital, Inc.$13,545.29