CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH.

§16-1-7. Duties and powers of the commissioner; service on advisory councils; boards and commissions; authority to designate a representative to serve in his or her place on certain boards and commissions.

(a) Effective July 1, 2012, the commissioner serves on the West Virginia Board of Medicine, provided in §30-3-1 et seq. of this code.

 (b) Effective July 1, 2012, the commissioner serves on the following advisory councils, boards, and commissions:

(1) The Advisory Committee on Cancer (Cancer Registry);

(2) The Air Quality Board;

(3) The Appalachian States Low-level Radioactive Waste Commission;

(4) The Child Fatality Review Team;

(5) The Childhood Immunization Advisory Committee;

(6) The Early Intervention Coordinating Council;

(7) The Interagency Council on Osteoporosis;

(8) The Sewage Advisory Board;

(9) The State Emergency Response Commission;

(10) The State Groundwater Coordinating Committee;

(11) The Water Development Authority;

(12) The West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing;

(13) The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council; and

(14) Any other advisory council, board, or commission as assigned by the secretary except for business, professional, or occupational licensing boards.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, the commissioner may, at his or her discretion, designate in writing, a representative to serve in his or her stead at the meetings and in the duties of all boards and commissions on which the commissioner is designated as an ex officio member. The appropriately designated representative or proxy acts with the full power and authority of the commissioner in voting, acting upon matters concerning the public health and welfare, and other business that is properly the duty of any board or commission. The representative serves as proxy at the commissioner’s will and pleasure. The provisions of this section do not apply to the West Virginia Board of Medicine, the Air Quality Board, or other board, commission, or body on which the commissioner is designated by this code as chairman ex officio, secretary ex officio, or a board, commission, or body on which the commissioner is designated by this code as being that person whose signature must appear on licenses, minutes, or other documents necessary to carry out the intents and purposes of the board, commission, or body.

§16-1-7. Duties and powers of the commissioner; service on advisory councils; boards and commissions; authority to designate a representative to serve in his or her place on certain boards and commissions.

Bill History For §16-1-7

1992 Regular Session
House Bill 4123
1991 Regular Session
House Bill 2461
1979 Regular Session
House Bill 1036
1977 Regular Session
Senate Bill 585
1949 Regular Session
House Bill 133