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In 2017 the West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees (WVNEC) invites you to become an institutional member and join more than 44 other West Virginia hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and home health agencies.  WVNEC will be continuing its popular and economical “no travel necessary” educational programs using the WebEx webinar format.  These programs are case-based and enable your staff to remain current on challenging ethical and legal issues in patient care.

The Joint Commission requires institutions to have a mechanism to address ethical issues in patient care. Most institutions comply with this requirement by ethics consultation. WVNEC’s 30th Annual WVNEC Symposium will prepare your staff to meet future requirements of those performing ethics consultation in your institution. The Symposium will feature a panel case discussion by WVNEC Players, talks on compassionate communication, compassion fatigue, the future of ethics consultation, healthcare law, setting-specific breakout groups and more.  In the future ethics consultation at your institution will need to be certified.  Participation in WVNEC educational activities will prepare them for the certification process.

 In addition, your 2017 membership in the Network will provide you with the following services: 

  • the opportunity to participate in a day-long training on how to create an advance care plan;
  • telephone consultation for information and help with ethical issues in your institution;
  • a complete toolkit for ethics committees and consultants on the WVNEC website;
  • member discounts for all educational programs;
  • e-newsletters to inform members of the latest developments in ethical issues in the state and country;
  • current information on implementing West Virginia health law; and
  • assistance in drafting policies on ethics-related issues.

We hope that you will consider being a part of this vital organization.

How to Join
The yearly membership dues will be $150 for institutions with annual gross revenues of less than $500,000 per year, $250 for those institutions with $600,000 to $5,000,000 per year, and $350 for those institutions in excess of $5,000,000 annual gross revenues. Individual membership will be $25. If you wish to join the Network for 2017, please completing an   Institutional Membership Form or an  Individual Membership Form  and send along with your check payable to the West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees.


Please return to:
The West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees
c/o The Center for Health Ethics and Law
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
1195 Health Sciences North
PO Box 9022
Morgantown, WV 26506-9022