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S.B. 58 Enrolled
This act repeals the Nursing Facility Assessment Act. This act appropriates for the fiscal
year 2001-02, $1,300,000 from the Nursing Facilities Account to the University of Utah
Health Science Center. This act makes conforming and technical amendments. This act
coordinates appropriations. The act takes effect July 1, 2001.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
26-1-30, as last amended by Chapter 229, Laws of Utah 2000
26-35-101, as enacted by Chapter 170, Laws of Utah 1992
26-35-102, as enacted by Chapter 170, Laws of Utah 1992
26-35-103, as last amended by Chapter 209, Laws of Utah 1997
26-35-104, as last amended by Chapter 67, Laws of Utah 2000
26-35-105, as enacted by Chapter 170, Laws of Utah 1992
26-35-106, as enacted by Chapter 170, Laws of Utah 1992
This act enacts uncodified material.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 26-1-30 is amended to read:
26-1-30. Powers and duties of department.
(1) The department shall:
(a) enter into cooperative agreements with the Department of Environmental Quality to
delineate specific responsibilities to assure that assessment and management of risk to human
health from the environment are properly administered; and
(b) consult with the Department of Environmental Quality and enter into cooperative
agreements, as needed, to ensure efficient use of resources and effective response to potential
health and safety threats from the environment, and to prevent gaps in protection from potential
risks from the environment to specific individuals or population groups.
(2) In addition to all other powers and duties of the department, it shall have and exercise
the following powers and duties:
(a) promote and protect the health and wellness of the people within the state;
(b) establish, maintain, and enforce rules necessary or desirable to carry out the provisions
and purposes of this title to promote and protect the public health or to prevent disease and illness;
(c) investigate and control the causes of epidemic, infectious, communicable, and other
diseases affecting the public health;
(d) provide for the detection, reporting, prevention, and control of communicable, infectious,
acute, chronic, or any other disease or health hazard that the department considers to be dangerous,
important, or likely to affect the public health;
(e) collect and report information on causes of injury, sickness, death, and disability and the
risk factors that contribute to the causes of injury, sickness, death, and disability within the state;
(f) collect, prepare, publish, and disseminate information to inform the public concerning
the health and wellness of the population, specific hazards, and risks that may affect the health and
wellness of the population and specific activities which may promote and protect the health and
wellness of the population;
(g) establish and operate programs necessary or desirable for the promotion or protection of
the public health and the control of disease or which may be necessary to ameliorate the major causes
of injury, sickness, death, and disability in the state, except that the programs shall not be established
if adequate programs exist in the private sector;
(h) establish, maintain, and enforce isolation and quarantine, and for this purpose only,
exercise physical control over property and individuals as the department finds necessary for the
protection of the public health;
(i) close theaters, schools, and other public places and forbid gatherings of people when
necessary to protect the public health;
(j) abate nuisances when necessary to eliminate sources of filth and infectious and
communicable diseases affecting the public health;
(k) make necessary sanitary and health investigations and inspections in cooperation with
local health departments as to any matters affecting the public health;
(l) establish laboratory services necessary to support public health programs and medical
services in the state;
(m) establish and enforce standards for laboratory services which are provided by any
laboratory in the state when the purpose of the services is to protect the public health;
(n) cooperate with the Labor Commission to conduct studies of occupational health hazards
and occupational diseases arising in and out of employment in industry, and make recommendations
for elimination or reduction of the hazards;
(o) cooperate with the local health departments, the Department of Corrections, the
Administrative Office of the Courts, the Division of Youth Corrections, and the Crime Victims
Reparations Board to conduct testing for HIV infection of convicted sexual offenders and any
victims of a sexual offense;
(p) investigate the cause of maternal and infant mortality;
(q) establish, maintain, and enforce a procedure requiring the blood of adult pedestrians and
drivers of motor vehicles killed in highway accidents be examined for the presence and concentration
(r) provide the commissioner of public safety with monthly statistics reflecting the results
of the examinations provided for in Subsection (2)(q) and provide safeguards so that information
derived from the examinations is not used for a purpose other than the compilation of statistics
authorized in this Subsection (2)(r);
(s) establish qualifications for individuals permitted to draw blood pursuant to Section
41-6-44.10 , and to issue permits to individuals it finds qualified, which permits may be terminated
or revoked by the department;
(t) establish a uniform public health program throughout the state which includes continuous
service, employment of qualified employees, and a basic program of disease control, vital and health
statistics, sanitation, public health nursing, and other preventive health programs necessary or
desirable for the protection of public health;
(u) adopt rules and enforce minimum sanitary standards for the operation and maintenance
(ii) boarding homes;
(iii) summer camps for children;
(iv) lodging houses;
(vi) restaurants and all other places where food is handled for commercial purposes, sold,
or served to the public;
(vii) tourist and trailer camps;
(viii) service stations;
(ix) public conveyances and stations;
(x) public and private schools;
(xii) private sanatoria;
(xiii) barber shops;
(xiv) beauty shops;
(xv) physicians' offices;
(xvi) dentists' offices;
(xviii) industrial, labor, or construction camps;
(xix) recreational resorts and camps;
(xx) swimming pools, public baths, and bathing beaches;
(xxi) state, county, or municipal institutions, including hospitals and other buildings, centers,
and places used for public gatherings; and
(xxii) of any other facilities in public buildings and on public grounds;
(v) conduct health planning for the state;
(w) monitor the costs of health care in the state and foster price competition in the health
care delivery system;
(x) adopt rules for the licensure of health facilities within the state pursuant to Title 26,
Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act; and
Section 2. Repealer.
This act repeals:
Section 26-35-101, Short title.
Section 26-35-102, Legislative findings.
Section 26-35-103, Definitions.
Section 26-35-104, Collection, remittance, and payment of nursing facilities assessment.
Section 26-35-105, Penalties and interest.
Section 26-35-106, Restricted account -- Creation -- Deposits.
Section 3. Appropriation.
(1) There is appropriated from the Nursing Facilities Account within the General Fund for
fiscal year 2001-02, $1,300,000 of the funds remaining in the restricted account on June 30, 2001
to the University of Utah Health Science Center.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that this appropriation shall be used for expansion of the
Area Health Education Center Program established in Section 26-9-3.
(3) Any funds remaining in the Nursing Facilities Account after the disbursement under
Subsection (1) on June 30, 2001 shall lapse into the General Fund.
Section 4. Directions to Division of Finance for Appropriation.
If this bill and S.B. 31, Area Health Education Center Amendments, both pass, it is the intent
of the Legislature that the Division of Finance appropriate $1,300,000 from the Nursing Facilities
Account to the University of Utah Health Service Center as provided in this bill and not appropriate
$300,000 from the General Fund as provided in S.B. 31.
Section 5. Effective date.
This act takes effect on July 1, 2001.
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