CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The House Health and Human Resources met this afternoon and advanced three bills.
House Bill 5175 eliminates the funding for the Center for Nursing and transfers its duties and authorities to the HEPC. The bill creates an Office of Nursing Education and Workforce Development within the HEPC which will be charged with providing support for expanding nursing programs, promoting, and coordinating opportunities for nurses to earn higher degrees, administering the scholarship program for nurses, and collecting and disseminating data. The bill advances to House Education.
House Bill 5286 removes the ability to subcontract in the certificate of need process.
Senate Bill 474 creates a Critical Incident Review Team to oversee and coordinate the examination, review, and assessment of the death or near death of a child in the custody of the Department of Human Services, with a family member who is known to have a history with the department, or a child whose identity is brought to the attention of the department through centralized intake. The bill advances to House Judicary.