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6 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH; ELIMINATING THE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE
7 NURSING CARE FACILITY ASSESSMENT; MAKING TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS; AND
8 PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
9 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
11 26-35-104, as last amended by Chapter 150, Laws of Utah 1994
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
13 Section 1. Section 26-35-104 is amended to read:
14 26-35-104. Collection, remittance, and payment of nursing facilities assessment.
15 (1) [
16 in the amount of $1.50 per patient day. [
19 (2) (a) The assessment imposed by this chapter is due and payable on a monthly basis on
20 or before the last day of the month next succeeding each monthly period.
21 (b) The collecting agent for this assessment shall be the department which is vested with
22 the administration and enforcement of this chapter, including the right to audit records of a nursing
23 facility related to patient days of care for the facility.
24 (c) The department shall forward proceeds from the assessment imposed by this chapter
25 to the state treasurer for deposit in the General Fund as specified in Section 26-35-106 .
26 (3) Each nursing facility shall, on or before the end of the month next succeeding each
27 calendar monthly period, file with the department a return for the monthly period, and shall remit
28 with the return the assessment required by this chapter to be paid for the period covered by the
30 (4) Each return shall contain information and be in the form the department prescribes by
32 (5) The assessment as computed in the return shall be based on the total amount of patient
33 days during the monthly period.
34 (6) The department may by rule, extend the time for making returns and paying the
36 (7) Each nursing facility that fails to pay any assessment required to be paid to the state,
37 within the time required by this chapter, or that fails to file a return as required by this chapter,
38 shall pay, in addition to the assessment, penalties and interest as provided in Section 26-35-105 .
39 Section 2. Effective date.
40 This act takes effect on July 1, 2000.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-1-99 1:14 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.