Title 58 Chapter 1 Section 307

Occupations and Professions
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Act
Section 307
Exemptions from licensure.

            

58-1-307.   Exemptions from licensure.

            (1) Except as otherwise provided by statute or rule, the following individuals may engage in the practice of their occupation or profession, subject to the stated circumstances and limitations, without being licensed under this title:

            (a) an individual serving in the armed forces of the United States, the United States Public Health Service, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or other federal agencies while engaged in activities regulated under this chapter as a part of employment with that federal agency if the individual holds a valid license to practice a regulated occupation or profession issued by any other state or jurisdiction recognized by the division;

            (b) a student engaged in activities constituting the practice of a regulated occupation or profession while in training in a recognized school approved by the division to the extent the activities are supervised by qualified faculty, staff, or designee and the activities are a defined part of the training program;

            (c) an individual engaged in an internship, residency, preceptorship, postceptorship, fellowship, apprenticeship, or on-the-job training program approved by the division while under the supervision of qualified individuals;

            (d) an individual residing in another state and licensed to practice a regulated occupation or profession in that state, who is called in for a consultation by an individual licensed in this state, and the services provided are limited to that consultation;

            (e) an individual who is invited by a recognized school, association, society, or other body approved by the division to conduct a lecture, clinic, or demonstration of the practice of a regulated occupation or profession if the individual does not establish a place of business or regularly engage in the practice of the regulated occupation or profession in this state;

            (f) an individual licensed under the laws of this state, other than under this title, to practice or engage in an occupation or profession, while engaged in the lawful, professional, and competent practice of that occupation or profession;

            (g) an individual licensed in a health care profession in another state who performs that profession while attending to the immediate needs of a patient for a reasonable period during which the patient is being transported from outside of this state, into this state, or through this state;

            (h) an individual licensed in another state or country who is in this state temporarily to attend to the needs of an athletic team or group, except that the practitioner may only attend to the needs of the athletic team or group, including all individuals who travel with the team or group in any capacity except as a spectator;

            (i) an individual licensed and in good standing in another state, who is in this state:

            (i) temporarily, under the invitation and control of a sponsoring entity;

            (ii) for a reason associated with a special purpose event, based upon needs that may exceed the ability of this state to address through its licensees, as determined by the division; and

            (iii) for a limited period of time not to exceed the duration of that event, together with any necessary preparatory and conclusionary periods;

            (j) a law enforcement officer, as defined under Section 53-13-103, who:

            (i) is operating a voice stress analyzer in the course of the officer's full-time employment with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency;

            (ii) has completed the manufacturer's training course and is certified by the manufacturer to operate that voice stress analyzer; and

            (iii) is operating the voice stress analyzer in accordance with Section 58-64-601, regarding deception detection instruments; and

            (k) the spouse of an individual serving in the armed forces of the United States while the individual is stationed within this state, provided:

            (i) the spouse holds a valid license to practice a regulated occupation or profession issued by any other state or jurisdiction recognized by the division; and

            (ii) the license is current and the spouse is in good standing in the state of licensure.

            (2) (a) A practitioner temporarily in this state who is exempted from licensure under Subsection (1) shall comply with each requirement of the licensing jurisdiction from which the practitioner derives authority to practice.

            (b) Violation of a limitation imposed by this section constitutes grounds for removal of exempt status, denial of license, or other disciplinary proceedings.

            (3) An individual who is licensed under a specific chapter of this title to practice or engage in an occupation or profession may engage in the lawful, professional, and competent practice of that occupation or profession without additional licensure under other chapters of this title, except as otherwise provided by this title.

            (4) Upon the declaration of a national, state, or local emergency, a public health emergency as defined in Section 26-23b-102, or a declaration by the President of the United States or other federal official requesting public health-related activities, the division in collaboration with the board may:

            (a) suspend the requirements for permanent or temporary licensure of individuals who are licensed in another state for the duration of the emergency while engaged in the scope of practice for which they are licensed in the other state;

            (b) modify, under the circumstances described in this Subsection (4) and Subsection (5), the scope of practice restrictions under this title for individuals who are licensed under this title as:

            (i) a physician under Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act, or Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;

            (ii) a nurse under Chapter 31b, Nurse Practice Act, or Chapter 31c, Nurse Licensure Compact;

            (iii) a certified nurse midwife under Chapter 44a, Nurse Midwife Practice Act;

            (iv) a pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or pharmacy intern under Chapter 17b, Pharmacy Practice Act;

            (v) a respiratory therapist under Chapter 57, Respiratory Care Practices Act;

            (vi) a dentist and dental hygienist under Chapter 69, Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act; and

            (vii) a physician assistant under Chapter 70a, Physician Assistant Act;

            (c) suspend the requirements for licensure under this title and modify the scope of practice in the circumstances described in this Subsection (4) and Subsection (5) for medical services personnel or paramedics required to be certified under Section 26-8a-302;

            (d) suspend requirements in Subsections 58-17b-620(3) through (6) which require certain prescriptive procedures;

            (e) exempt or modify the requirement for licensure of an individual who is activated as a member of a medical reserve corps during a time of emergency as provided in Section 26A-1-126; and

            (f) exempt or modify the requirement for licensure of an individual who is registered as a volunteer health practitioner as provided in Title 26, Chapter 49, Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act.

            (5) Individuals exempt under Subsection (4)(c) and individuals operating under modified scope of practice provisions under Subsection (4)(b):

            (a) are exempt from licensure or subject to modified scope of practice for the duration of the emergency;

            (b) must be engaged in the distribution of medicines or medical devices in response to the emergency or declaration; and

            (c) must be employed by or volunteering for:

            (i) a local or state department of health; or

            (ii) a host entity as defined in Section 26-49-102.

            (6) In accordance with the protocols established under Subsection (8), upon the declaration of a national, state, or local emergency, the Department of Health or a local health department shall coordinate with public safety authorities as defined in Subsection 26-23b-110(1) and may:

            (a) use a vaccine, antiviral, antibiotic, or other prescription medication that is not a controlled substance to prevent or treat a disease or condition that gave rise to, or was a consequence of, the emergency; or

            (b) distribute a vaccine, antiviral, antibiotic, or other prescription medication that is not a controlled substance:

            (i) if necessary, to replenish a commercial pharmacy in the event that the commercial pharmacy's normal source of the vaccine, antiviral, antibiotic, or other prescription medication is exhausted; or

            (ii) for dispensing or direct administration to treat the disease or condition that gave rise to, or was a consequence of, the emergency by:

            (A) a pharmacy;

            (B) a prescribing practitioner;

            (C) a licensed health care facility;

            (D) a federally qualified community health clinic; or

            (E) a governmental entity for use by a community more than 50 miles from a person described in Subsections (6)(b)(ii)(A) through (D).

            (7) In accordance with protocols established under Subsection (8), upon the declaration of a national, state, or local emergency, the Department of Health shall coordinate the distribution of medications:

            (a) received from the strategic national stockpile to local health departments; and

            (b) from local health departments to emergency personnel within the local health departments' geographic region.

            (8) The Department of Health shall establish by rule, made in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, protocols for administering, dispensing, and distributing a vaccine, an antiviral, an antibiotic, or other prescription medication that is not a controlled substance in the event of a declaration of a national, state, or local emergency. The protocol shall establish procedures for the Department of Health or a local health department to:

            (a) coordinate the distribution of:

            (i) a vaccine, an antiviral, an antibiotic, or other prescription medication that is not a controlled substance received by the Department of Health from the strategic national stockpile to local health departments; and

            (ii) a vaccine, an antiviral, an antibiotic, or other non-controlled prescription medication received by a local health department to emergency personnel within the local health department's geographic region;

            (b) authorize the dispensing, administration, or distribution of a vaccine, an antiviral, an antibiotic, or other prescription medication that is not a controlled substance to the contact of a patient, as defined in Section 26-6-2, without a patient-practitioner relationship, if the contact's condition is the same as that of the physician's patient; and

            (c) authorize the administration, distribution, or dispensing of a vaccine, an antiviral, an antibiotic, or other non-controlled prescription medication to an individual who:

            (i) is working in a triage situation;

            (ii) is receiving preventative or medical treatment in a triage situation;

            (iii) does not have coverage for the prescription in the individual's health insurance plan;

            (iv) is involved in the delivery of medical or other emergency services in response to the declared national, state, or local emergency; or

            (v) otherwise has a direct impact on public health.

            (9) The Department of Health shall give notice to the division upon implementation of the protocol established under Subsection (8).


Amended by Chapter 150, 2012 General Session