16-5B-1 Health facilities and certain other facilities operated in connection therewith to obtain license; exemptions; meaning of hospital, etc
16-5B-2 Hospitals and institutions to obtain license; qualifications of applicant
16-5B-3 Application for license
16-5B-4 License fees
16-5B-5 Inspection
16-5B-5a Accreditation reports accepted for periodic license inspections
16-5B-6 State director of health to issue licenses; suspension or revocation
16-5B-6a Consumer majorities on hospital boards of directors
16-5B-7 Judicial review
16-5B-8 State board of health to establish standards; director enforces
16-5B-9 Hospitals and similar institutions required to supply patients, upon request, with one specifically itemized statement of charges assessed to patient, at no cost to patient
16-5B-10 Information not to be disclosed; exception
16-5B-11 Violations; penalties
16-5B-12 Injunction; severability
16-5B-13 Hospital-based paternity program
16-5B-14 The Critical Access Hospital Designation Act
16-5B-15 Hospital visitation
16-5B-16 Public notice regarding the closure of a licensed health care facility or hospital
16-5B-17 Healthcare-associated infection reporting
16-5B-18 Designation of comprehensive, primary, acute, and thrombectomy capable stroke-ready hospitals; reporting requirements; rulemaking

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 5B

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.