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WEST virginia legislature

2021 regular session

Committee Substitute

for

Senate Bill 671

By Senators Phillips, Plymale, and Roberts

[Originating in the Committee on Health and Human Resources; reported on March 26, 2021]

 

 

A BILL to amend and reenact §16-4C-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing for the appointment of a Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services; and requiring that the Office of Emergency Medical Services director be appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


Article 4C. Emergency medical services Act.

§16-4C-4. Office of Emergency Medical Services created; requiring appointment of a Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services; staffing.

(a) There is hereby created within state government under the Commissioner of the Bureau of Public Health an office to be known as the Office of Emergency Medical Services. A Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources to manage the office in a manner consistent with the purposes of this article. The director shall have experience in the delivery and administration of emergency medical services and related pre-hospital care. The director shall serve at the will and pleasure of the secretary and shall not be actively engaged or employed in any other business, vocation, or employment, serving full time as the Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services.

(b) The commissioner may employ any technical, clerical, stenographic, and other personnel as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this article. The personnel may be paid from funds appropriated therefor or from other funds as may be made available for carrying out the purposes of this article.

(c) The Office of Emergency Medical Services, as created by former §16-4D-4 of this code, shall continue in existence as the Office of Emergency Medical Services established by this section.


 

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