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Department of Health and Human Resources


1881

West Virginia Board of Health was established

Other events that happened on or around 1881

1915

The Mother's Pension Law was enacted

Other events that happened on or around 1915

1919

The Board of Children's Guardians was established

Other events that happened on or around 1919

1931

The Department of Public Assistance replaced the Board of Children's Guardians

Other events that happened on or around 1931

1936

Legislature authorized creation of county departments of public assistance within the Department of Public Assistance

1945

The West Virginia Health Department assumed advisory medical supervision of state hospitals

Other events that happened on or around 1945

1949

The Health Department shifted its emphasis from communicable diseases to chronic illnesses and other public health issues.

Other events that happened on or around 1949

1957

Legislature created the Department of Mental Health

Other events that happened on or around 1957

1977

Legislature created a consolidated Department of Health combining the old Department of Health, the Department of Mental Health, Commission on Mental Retardation, public institutions and smaller boards and commissions.

Other events that happened on or around 1977

1989

The Department of Health and Human Resources was created

Other events that happened on or around 1989


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