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H.B. 106 Enrolled






Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

                  This act modifies the Utah Human Services Code. This act requires the department to
                  provide a licensee or facility notification of who to contact within the department when
                  filing a complaint.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      62A-2-105, as last amended by Chapter 358, Laws of Utah 1998
                      62A-2-106, as last amended by Chapter 254, Laws of Utah 1999
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 62A-2-105 is amended to read:
                       62A-2-105. Licensing board responsibilities.
                      (1) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
                  licensing board shall review and approve rules regarding:
                      (a) approving, denying, suspending, and revoking licenses for human services licensees
                  and facilities;
                      (b) conditional licenses, variances from department rule, and exclusions;
                      (c) the protection of the basic health and safety of clients; [and]
                      (d) licensing of all human services licensees that are required to be licensed under this
                  chapter[.]; and
                      (e) notification to providers and subproviders of rights and responsibilities including
                  who to contact within the department when filing a complaint against a licensee or facility, and
                  the responsibility of the department to follow up once contacted.
                      (2) The licensing board shall:
                      (a) define information that shall be submitted to the department with an application for
                  a license;

                      (b) review and approve fees, in accordance with Section 63-38-3.2 , for licenses issued
                  under this chapter;
                      (c) represent the community and the human services licensees; and
                      (d) advise the department as requested, concerning enforcement of rules established
                  under this chapter.
                      Section 2. Section 62A-2-106 is amended to read:
                       62A-2-106. Office responsibilities.
                      The office shall:
                      (1) make rules to establish:
                      (a) basic health and safety standards for licensees, which shall be limited to the
                      (i) fire safety;
                      (ii) food safety;
                      (iii) sanitation;
                      (iv) infectious disease control;
                      (v) safety of the physical plant;
                      (vi) transportation safety;
                      (vii) emergency preparedness;
                      (viii) the administration of medical standards and procedures, consistent with the related
                  provisions of this title; and
                      (ix) consumer safety and protection;
                      (b) minimum administration and financial requirements for licensees; and
                      (c) guidelines for variances from rules established under this Subsection (1);
                      (2) enforce rules:
                      (a) approved by the licensing board;
                      (b) in effect on January 1, 1998, that apply to a service or program for which a licensee is
                  not under contract with a division listed in Section 62A-1-105 to provide until rules are
                  established pursuant to Subsection (2)(c); and

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                      (c) established after July 1, 1999, by a policymaking board created by Section 62A-1-105
                      (i) shall be limited to:
                      (A) the administration and maintenance of client and service records;
                      (B) staff qualifications; and
                      (C) staff to client ratios; and
                      (ii) may only apply to a service or program for which a licensee is not under contract
                  with a division listed in Section 62A-1-105 to provide;
                      (3) issue licenses in accordance with this chapter;
                      (4) conduct surveys and inspections of licensees and facilities in accordance with Section
                  62A-2-118 ;
                      (5) collect licensure fees;
                      (6) provide necessary administrative support to the licensing board;
                      (7) provide notification to licensee or facility, including providers and subproviders, of a
                  person within the department to contact when filing a complaint;
                      [(7)] (8) investigate complaints regarding any licensee or facility;
                      [(8)] (9) have access to all records, correspondence, and financial data required to be
                  maintained by a licensee or facility;
                      [(9)] (10) have authority to interview any client, family member of a client, employee, or
                  officer of a human services licensee or facility; and
                      [(10)] (11) have authority to revoke, suspend, or extend any license issued by the
                  department under this chapter by following the procedures and requirements of Title 63, Chapter
                  46b, Administrative Procedures Act.

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