House Health Chair: Committee Will Discuss Ebola Preparedness


  The chairman of the House of Delegates Health and Human Resource committee says he will put discussion about the Ebola virus on the agenda when it meets next month. 

A letter signed by 11 Republican members of the committee asked Delegate Don Perdue to include the issue as a special agenda item during interim meetings in November.

The delegates recommend that the committee hear from Dr. Letitia Tierney, the Commissioner for the Bureau of Public Health and the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department about the steps that are being taken in West Virginia to address this serious health concern.  Perdue said today he has been in touch with Secretary of Health and Human Resources Karen Bowling about Ebola.

“We will put it on our agenda in November and in the intervening period, I’ve asked Secretary Bowling and Commissioner Tierney to also keep us updated, keep our staff updated on anything that transpires in the intervening period that has moment and importance that rises to the level of having to communicate to our members,” said Perdue.

Lawmakers are at the capitol for this month’s interim meetings.  Next month’s will be held on November 17th through the 19th