FY 2016 Appropriation

Rural Health Services (RHS) is a chapter in the "Utah Health Code" and was created to intiate the improvement and delivery of quality health care in the rural areas of Utah. The Rural Health Care Facilities Account (RHCFA) is the fund that enables RHS to carry out its mission through a transfer of RHCFA funds from the Tax Commission to local governments, it is used by rural hospitals to cover operating expenses.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $218,800 from all sources for Rural Health Care Facilities Distribution. This is a 0 percent change from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.


Utah Code 59-12-802 contains the details of the rural county health care facilities tax.

The RHCFA is created in UCA 26-9-4(2). Sources of revenue to the RHCFA and its authorized usage of appropriations are outlined in the same section.

In FY 2014, four local governments used the funds. Uintah County, formerly on this list, no longer receives funds as of FY 2011.

FY 2014 Distributions:

  • Beaver City ($55,843);
  • Daggett County ($15,941);
  • Garfield County ($54,253); and
  • Kane County ($92,773).

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.