Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    West Virginia LPN
  • Organisation
    West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Address

    Postal Address
    101 Dee Drive
    Charleston
    WEST VIRGINIA 25311

    Location Address
    101 Dee Drive
    Charleston
    WEST VIRGINIA 25311

  • Phone
    +1 304 558 3572
  • Fax
    +1 304 558 4367
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Lanette Anderson RN, MSN, JD
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    The West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses is a legally constituted agency of State government established by the West Virginia Legislature.

    The mission of the Board is to promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare through licensure of practical nurses.
    http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/ (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The West Virginia Sate Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses is established and authorized by West Virginia Code 2001Chapter 30, Article1General Provisions Applicable to all state Boards of Examination or Registration. http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us/ (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    Legislative Rules, relating to education, licensure, continuing competence, examinations, practice, discipline and organization are also enforced by the board.

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    Validated July 2008

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