Title 26 Chapter 8a Section 207

Utah Health Code
Utah Emergency Medical Services System Act
Section 207
Emergency medical services grant program.


26-8a-207.   Emergency medical services grant program.

            (1) (a) The department shall receive as dedicated credits the amount established in Section 51-9-403. That amount shall be transferred to the department by the Division of Finance from funds generated by the surcharge imposed under Title 51, Chapter 9, Part 4, Criminal Conviction Surcharge Allocation.

            (b) Funds transferred to the department under this section shall be used for improvement of delivery of emergency medical services and administrative costs as described in Subsection (2)(a). Appropriations to the department for the purposes enumerated in this section shall be made from those dedicated credits.

            (2) (a) The department may use the funds transferred to it under Subsection (1):

            (i) to provide staff support; and

            (ii) for other expenses incurred in:

            (A) administration of grant funds; and

            (B) other department administrative costs under this chapter.

            (b) After funding staff support, administrative expenses, and trauma system development, the department and the committee shall make emergency medical services grants from the remaining funds received as dedicated credits under Subsection (1). A recipient of a grant under this Subsection (2)(b) shall actively provide emergency medical services within the state.

            (c) The department shall distribute not less than 25% of the funds, with the percentage being authorized by a majority vote of the committee, as per capita block grants for use specifically related to the provision of emergency medical services to nonprofit prehospital emergency medical services providers that are either licensed or designated and to emergency medical services that are the primary emergency medical services for a service area. The department shall determine the grant amounts by prorating available funds on a per capita basis by county as described in department rule.

            (d) The committee shall award the remaining funds as competitive grants for use specifically related to the provision of emergency medical services based upon rules established by the committee.

Amended by Chapter 297, 2011 General Session

Amended by Chapter 303, 2011 General Session