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West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 54 – Opioid Reduction Act

16-54-1 Definitions
16-54-2 Voluntary nonopioid advanced directive form
16-54-3 Opioid prescription notifications
16-54-4 Opioid prescription limitations
16-54-5 Subsequent prescriptions; limitations
16-54-6 Ongoing treatment; referral to pain clinic or pain specialist
16-54-7 Exceptions
16-54-8 Treatment of pain
16-54-9 Discipline

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 54

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • judgment: includes decrees and orders for the payment of money or the conveyance or delivery of land or personal property, or some interest therein, or any undertaking, bond or recognizance which has the legal effect of a judgment. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • 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

West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 54 – State Advisory Coalition On Palliative Care

16-55-1 Purpose
16-55-2 Definitions
16-55-3 Creation of the State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care
16-55-4 Members of the Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care
16-55-5 Powers and duties
16-55-6 Cooperation with the coalition
16-55-7 Sunset

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 54

  • Appropriate: means consistent with applicable legal, health, and professional standards. See West Virginia Code 16-55-2
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Palliative care: means patient and family centered medical care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering caused by serious illness throughout the continuum of illness, involves addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, and facilitates patient autonomy, access to information, and choice. See West Virginia Code 16-55-2
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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