West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 64 - Health
64-76 - Tuberculosis Testing, Control, Treatment and Commitment
§64-76-6 - Forms for Admitting and Committing Patients; Other Records.
§64-76-6. Forms for Admitting and Committing Patients; Other Records.
6.1. Protocols for appropriate state institution admissions are available from the Division at:
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
350 Capitol St. Room 125,
Charleston, WV 25301
or online at: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/tuberculosis/Pages/default.aspx
6.2. Application forms for the voluntary admission of a patient to an institution for the care and treatment of tuberculosis are available from the Bureau and the institution. The patient's attending physician shall submit the forms and any medical reports, such as X-ray and sputum reports to the local health department. The local health department shall then submit forms to the Division for review and approval.
6.3. For involuntary and immediate involuntary commitment of a patient to an institution equipped for the care and treatment of tuberculosis, the Commissioner, or the local health officer as the Commissioner's designee, or another designee of the Commissioner will sign a completed form, and submit the form to the prosecuting attorney for petition to the circuit court, or magistrate court in the circuit judge's absence.
6.4. The institution shall keep a case record for each patient. If the patient is transferred, the institution shall forward a copy of the patient's record to the institution to which the patient is being transferred. If the patient is discharged, the institution shall forward a copy of the patient's record to the local health department.