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6 This act modifies the Health Code to remove the Department of Health from the
7 responsibility of establishing area health education centers. The act establishes five regional
8 centers and makes technical changes. The act appropriates $1.3 million from the General
9 Fund for fiscal year 2001-02 to the University of Utah Health Science Center to expand the
10 Area Health Education Center Program.
11 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
13 26-9-3, as enacted by Chapter 321, Laws of Utah 1995
14 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
15 Section 1. Section 26-9-3 is amended to read:
16 26-9-3. Rural health development initiatives.
17 (1) (a) The University of Utah Health Science Center [
18 appropriations it receives for developing area health education centers to establish and maintain
19 an area health education center program in accordance with this section.
20 (b) Implementation and execution of the area health education center program is
21 contingent upon appropriations from the Legislature.
22 (2) (a) The area health education [
23 program office[
27 operate a statewide, decentralized, regional program with emphasis on addressing rural health
28 professions workforce education and training needs.
29 (b) The area health education center program shall have five regional centers serving the
30 following geographic areas:
31 (i) the northern center serving Box Elder, Cache, Rich, Weber, and Morgan counties;
32 (ii) the crossroads center serving Salt Lake, Wasatch, Summit, Tooele, Utah, and Davis
34 (iii) the central center serving Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties;
35 (iv) the eastern center serving Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan, and
36 Uintah counties; and
37 (v) the southwest center serving Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties.
43 funding from state, local, federal, and private sources.
45 professions education programming for [
46 (2)(b) of this section.
47 Section 2. Appropriation.
48 (1) There is appropriated from the General Fund for fiscal year 2001-02, $1.3 million to
49 the University of Utah Health Science Center.
50 (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that this appropriation shall be used for the Area
51 Health Education Center program established in Section 26-9-3 .
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-22-00 12:22 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
The Health and Human Services Interim Committee recommended this bill.
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