State Title V agencies play an important role in supporting EPSDT. One of the administrative activities the State Title V agency in West Virginia employs to assure access and receipt of the full range of screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for children and youth up to 21 years of age is the regular convening of a Pediatric Medical Advisory Board.
The Pediatric Medical Advisory Board participates in HealthCheck policy development and advises the West Virginia Title V agency about health and medical service needs within local communities. The Pediatric Medical Advisory Board is comprised of school personnel, public health personnel and private medical providers from across West Virginia. Pediatric Medical Advisory Board members are familiar with the medical needs of low-income population groups and with the resources available in their communities.