West Virginia Code


Chapter 26     Entire Code



§26-5-1. Continuation; management; superintendent; qualifications of superintendent; division of fiscal, administrative and clinical duties; certain persons exempted from qualification requirements.

(a) The tuberculosis sanitarium heretofore established at Beckley, for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, shall be continued and shall be known as the Jackie Withrow hospital, and shall be managed, directed and controlled as prescribed in article one, chapter twenty-five and in section eight, article one, chapter sixteen of this code: Provided, That the name change shall not become effective until ninety days after the Department of Health and Human Resources has provided to the hospital and the hospital has received an additional $100,000 over and above the total dollar amount provided to the hospital from the state from all sources for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001. The $100,000 shall be used by the hospital to offset the additional expenses incurred in changing the name of the hospital, including, but not limited to, software changes, printing costs for documents and stationery, change of name on Medicaid certificate, change of signs and equipment which stamps the name of the hospital and the cost of a plaque, bust and other expenses associated with the change of name. The Department of Health and Human Resources shall provide this money to the hospital in one lump sum within one hundred eighty days from the effective date of the amendments made to this section in the 2001 regular session of the Legislature or the name change contemplated herein shall not become effective. The chief executive officer of the hospital shall be the superintendent, who must be a college graduate and have a minimum of two years' experience in either hospital administration, health services administration or business administration with broad knowledge of accounting, purchasing and personnel practices as related to the rendition of health and health related services.

(b) A superintendent is the person having the fiscal responsibility of the hospital and the authority to manage and administer the financial, business and personnel affairs of the hospital.

A clinical director is the person having the responsibility for decisions involving clinical and medical treatment of patients, and who shall be a duly qualified physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of West Virginia.

(c) The provisions of this section relating to the qualification of persons eligible to serve as superintendent shall not apply to any person serving in the capacity of business manager on the effective date hereof, and who has served in that capacity for at least six consecutive months next preceding the effective date.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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