WVSCA Holds County Commissions Owning Public Hospitals are not "Employers" under WV Human Rights Act or Whistle-Blower Law, nor "Health Care Entities" under the Patient Safety Act
March 24, 2021
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, in a decision important to healthcare employers, recently held that county commissions that own public hospitals are not “employers” under the West Virginia Human Rights Act or Whistle-Blower Law, nor are they “health care entities” for purposes of the Patient Safety Act.
In State of West Virginia Ex Rel. Grant County Commission v. Lynn Nelson et al.…