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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    West Virginia RN
  • Organisation
    West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
  • Address

    Postal Address
    101 Dee Drive
    Charleston
    WEST VIRGINIA 25311

    Location Address
    101 Dee Drive
    Charleston
    WEST VIRGINIA 25311

  • Phone
    +1 304 558 3596
  • Fax
    +1 304 558 3666
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Laura Skidmore Rhodes MSN, RN
  • Regulatory Body
    The RN Board is established by the West Virginia Legislature to promote and protect public health, safety, and welfare through the regulation of registered professional nurses and dialysis technicians.

    The West Virginia Code or Law provide the legal requirements for the Board and registered professional nurses. The rules make the law more specific. Both documents must be used together when making practice related decisions. The laws are passed by the West Virginia Legislature. The laws for Boards are found in Chapter 30. The RN Board law is in Chapter 30 Article 7 and the Nurse-Midwife law is in Chapter 30 Article 15. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/code.cfm?chap=30&art=7#1 (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • 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).

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