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S.B. 31 Enrolled
This act modifies the Health Code to remove the Department of Health from the
responsibility of establishing area health education centers. The act establishes five regional
centers and makes technical changes. The act appropriates $300,000 from the General Fund
for fiscal year 2001-02 to the University of Utah Health Science Center to expand the Area
Health Education Center Program.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
26-9-3, as enacted by Chapter 321, Laws of Utah 1995
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 26-9-3 is amended to read:
26-9-3. Rural health development initiatives.
(1) (a) The University of Utah Health Science Center [
appropriations it receives for developing area health education centers to establish and maintain
an area health education center program in accordance with this section.
(b) Implementation and execution of the area health education center program is
contingent upon appropriations from the Legislature.
(2) (a) The area health education [
operate a statewide, decentralized, regional program with emphasis on addressing rural health
professions workforce education and training needs.
(b) The area health education center program shall have five regional centers serving the
following geographic areas:
(i) the northern center serving Box Elder, Cache, Rich, Weber, and Morgan counties;
(ii) the crossroads center serving Salt Lake, Wasatch, Summit, Tooele, Utah, and Davis
(iii) the central center serving Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties;
(iv) the eastern center serving Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan, and
Uintah counties; and
(v) the southwest center serving Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties.
from state, local, federal, and private sources.
education programming for [
Section 2. Appropriation.
(1) There is appropriated from the General Fund for fiscal year 2001-02 only, $300,000 to
the University of Utah Health Science Center.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that this appropriation shall be used for the Area Health
Education Center program established in Section 26-9-3 .
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