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Title 18: Health

Chapter 3: STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

18 V.S.A. § 115. Chronic diseases; study; program



§ 115. Chronic diseases; study; program

(a) The department of health may, in the discretion of the commissioner, accept for treatment children suffering from chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis and severe hemophilia.

(b) The state board of health is authorized to:

(1) Study the prevalence of chronic disease;

(2) Make such morbidity studies as may be necessary to evaluate the over-all problem of chronic disease;

(3) Develop an early case-finding program, in cooperation with the medical profession;

(4) Develop and carry on an educational program as to the causes, prevention and alleviation of chronic disease;

(5) Integrate this program with that of the state rehabilitation center where possible, by seeking the early referral of persons with chronic disease, who are capable of being rehabilitated.

(c) The state board of health is directed to consult and cooperate with the medical profession and interested official and voluntary agencies and societies in the development of this program.

(d) The board is authorized to accept contributions or gifts which are given to the state for any of the purposes as stated in this section, and the department is authorized to charge and retain monies to offset the cost of providing newborn screening program services. (Amended 1959 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. March 1, 1961; 1973, No. 77, § 60, eff. April 14, 1973; 1997, No. 59, § 84, eff. June 30, 1997.)