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West Virginia Legislative Interims: DHHR official says lack of agency notification may have impacted prevention and treatment plan development

State's infant mortality rate and abortion laws discussed

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va – Due to a delay in properly reporting specific death-related information to the state’s governing bodies, there is a possibility that West Virginians have been missing out on prevention and treatment care.

During Monday’s legislative interim meeting of the Joint Committee of Health, held at Cacapon Resort State Park, Matt Izzo, administrative director of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), said state code requires . . .

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