16-3D-1 Purpose and legislative findings
16-3D-2 Definitions
16-3D-3 Compulsory testing for tuberculosis of school children and school personnel; commissioner to approve the test; X rays required for reactors; suspension from school or employment for pupils and personnel found to have tuberculosis
16-3D-4 Report of cases, admissions, registration of patients
16-3D-5 Forms for reporting and committing patients; other records
16-3D-6 Cost of maintenance and treatment of patients
16-3D-7 Procedure when patient is a health menace to others; court ordered treatment; requirements for discharge; appeals
16-3D-8 Return of escapees from state tuberculosis institutions
16-3D-9 Procedures for immediate involuntary commitment; rules

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 3D

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bureau: means the Bureau for Public Health in the Department of Health and Human Resources. See West Virginia Code 16-3D-2
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health, who is the state health officer. See West Virginia Code 16-3D-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Local health department: means the staff of the local board of health. See West Virginia Code 16-3D-2
  • Local health officer: means the individual physician with a current West Virginia license to practice medicine who supervises and directs the activities of the local health department services, staff and facilities and is appointed by the local board of health with approval by the commissioner. See West Virginia Code 16-3D-2
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation and the word "swear" or "sworn" to be complied with if the person referred to make solemn affirmation. See West Virginia Code 2-2-7
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tuberculosis: means a communicable disease caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is demonstrated by clinical, bacteriological, radiographic or epidemiological evidence. See West Virginia Code 16-3D-2