16-5H-1 Purpose and short title
16-5H-2 Definitions
16-5H-3 Pain management clinics to obtain license; application; fees and inspections
16-5H-4 Operational requirements
16-5H-5 Exemptions
16-5H-6 Inspection
16-5H-7 Suspension; revocation
16-5H-8 Violations; penalties; injunction
16-5H-9 Rules
16-5H-10 Advertisement disclosure

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

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Chronic pain: means pain that has persisted after reasonable medical efforts have been made to relieve the pain or cure its cause and that has continued, either continuously or episodically, for longer than three continuous months. See West Virginia Code 16-5H-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification within the Office of the Inspector General. See West Virginia Code 16-5H-2
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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.
  • Owner: means any person, partnership, association, or corporation listed as the owner of a pain management clinic on the licensing forms required by this article. See West Virginia Code 16-5H-2
  • Pain management clinic: means all privately-owned pain management clinics, facilities, or offices not otherwise exempted from this article and which meet both of the following criteria:

    (1) Where in any month more than 50 percent of patients of the clinic are prescribed or dispensed Schedule II opioids or other Schedule II controlled substances specified in rules promulgated pursuant to this article for chronic pain resulting from conditions that are not terminal. See West Virginia Code 16-5H-2

  • 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.
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or surgery or osteopathic medicine or surgery in this state. See West Virginia Code 16-5H-2
  • Prescriber: means an individual who is authorized by law to prescribe drugs or drug therapy related devices in the course of the individual's professional practice, including only a medical or osteopathic physician authorized to practice medicine or surgery. See West Virginia Code 16-5H-2
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. See West Virginia Code 16-5H-2
  • 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.