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Second Substitute S.B. 140
6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill amends provisions relating to the licensure of programs and facilities.
9 Highlighted Provisions:
10 This bill:
11 . gives the Department of Human Services the authority to accredit agencies and
12 persons to provide intercountry adoption services;
13 . creates and amends definitions;
14 . amends the rulemaking duties of the Office of Licensing;
15 . gives the Office of Licensing authority to accredit agencies and persons to provide
16 intercountry adoption services;
17 . allows the Office of Licensing to grant a new license after one calendar year from
18 the date the agency notice or final order of revocation, whichever is later, is given;
19 . broadens the length of time that the Office of Licensing may suspend a license; and
20 . makes technical changes.
21 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 62A-1-111, as last amended by Chapter 8, Laws of Utah 2002, Fifth Special Session
28 62A-2-101, as last amended by Chapter 22, Laws of Utah 2003
29 62A-2-106, as last amended by Chapter 119, Laws of Utah 2003
30 62A-2-108, as last amended by Chapter 358, Laws of Utah 1998
31 62A-2-108.1, as last amended by Chapter 42, Laws of Utah 1997
32 62A-2-109, as last amended by Chapter 358, Laws of Utah 1998
33 62A-2-110, as last amended by Chapter 358, Laws of Utah 1998
34 62A-2-112, as last amended by Chapter 358, Laws of Utah 1998
35 62A-2-113, as last amended by Chapter 358, Laws of Utah 1998
36 62A-2-117, as enacted by Chapter 358, Laws of Utah 1998
37 62A-2-118, as enacted by Chapter 358, Laws of Utah 1998
38 62A-2-120, as last amended by Chapter 300, Laws of Utah 2002
39 62A-2-121, as last amended by Chapters 283 and 300, Laws of Utah 2002
40 62A-15-604, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 8, Laws of Utah 2002, Fifth
41 Special Session
43 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
44 Section 1. Section 62A-1-111 is amended to read:
45 62A-1-111. Department authority.
46 The department may, in addition to all other authority and responsibility granted to it by
48 (1) adopt rules, not inconsistent with law, as the department may consider necessary or
49 desirable for providing social services to the people of this state;
50 (2) establish and manage client trust accounts in the department's institutions and
51 community programs, at the request of the client or his legal guardian or representative, or in
52 accordance with federal law;
53 (3) purchase, as authorized or required by law, services that the department is
54 responsible to provide for legally eligible persons;
55 (4) conduct adjudicative proceedings for clients and providers in accordance with the
56 procedures of Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures Act;
57 (5) establish eligibility standards for its programs, not inconsistent with state or federal
58 law or regulations;
59 (6) take necessary steps, including legal action, to recover money or the monetary value
60 of services provided to a recipient who was not eligible;
61 (7) set and collect fees for its services;
62 (8) license agencies, facilities, and programs, except as otherwise allowed, prohibited,
63 or limited by law;
64 (9) accredit agencies and persons to provide intercountry adoption services;
66 owned by the department, not inconsistent with state law;
68 donations, or the proceeds thereof, may be credited to the program designated by the donor,
69 and may be used for the purposes requested by the donor, as long as the request conforms to
70 state and federal policy; all donated funds shall be considered private, nonlapsing funds and
71 may be invested under guidelines established by the state treasurer;
73 to reimburse volunteers for necessary expenses, when the department considers that
74 reimbursement to be appropriate;
76 State Council on Workforce Services;
78 coordination of services for the homeless;
80 coordination of services for students with a disability;
84 Support Act, to parents whose child lives out of the home in a department licensed or certified
87 custody of a minor by the juvenile court pursuant to Section 78-3a-118 ; any policy and
88 procedures shall include:
89 (a) designation of interagency teams for each juvenile court district in the state;
90 (b) delineation of assessment criteria and procedures;
91 (c) minimum requirements, and timeframes, for the development and implementation
92 of a collaborative service plan for each minor placed in department custody; and
93 (d) provisions for submittal of the plan and periodic progress reports to the court;
96 substance abuse authorities, local mental health authorities, local area agencies on aging, and
97 any person, agency, or organization that contracts with or receives funds from those authorities
98 or agencies. Those local authorities, area agencies, and any person or entity that contracts with
99 or receives funds from those authorities or area agencies, shall provide the department with any
100 information the department considers necessary. The department is further authorized to issue
101 directives resulting from any examination or audit to local authorities, area agencies, and
102 persons or entities that contract with or receive funds from those authorities with regard to any
103 public funds. If the department determines that it is necessary to withhold funds from a local
104 mental health authority or local substance abuse authority based on failure to comply with state
105 or federal law, policy, or contract provisions, it may take steps necessary to ensure continuity of
106 services. For purposes of this Subsection [
107 term is defined in Section 62A-15-102 .
108 Section 2. Section 62A-2-101 is amended to read:
109 62A-2-101. Definitions.
110 As used in this chapter:
111 (1) "Adult day care" means [
112 or more adults for at least four but less than 24 hours a day, that meets the needs of functionally
113 impaired adults through a comprehensive program that provides a variety of health, social,
114 recreational, and related support services in a protective setting.
115 (2) "Boarding school" means a 24-hour group living environment for four or more
116 individuals unrelated to the owner or provider that offers room, board, and educational
117 services, but does not provide treatment, rehabilitation, or habilitation services.
118 (3) "Business hours" means those hours in which any client services are provided.
121 any child [
122 (a) finding a person to adopt the child;
123 (b) placing the child [
124 (c) foster home placement.
126 human services licensee [
128 hours a day for four or more persons who are unrelated to the owner or provider and who have
129 emotional, psychological, developmental, physical, or behavioral dysfunctions, impairments, or
130 chemical dependencies. [
134 or access to a child or vulnerable adult that provides the individual with an opportunity for
135 personal communication or touch.
137 (11) "Domestic violence" means the same term as defined in Section 77-36-1 .
139 designed to provide psychological treatment and educational services to perpetrators and
140 victims of domestic violence.
143 (15) "Foster home" means a temporary residential living environment for the care of
144 fewer than four foster children in the home of a licensed or certified foster parent.
146 foster home, youth program, resource family home, or a facility or program[
148 residential support, adult day care, day treatment, outpatient treatment, domestic violence
149 treatment, child placing services, [
150 program or person when licensing is required by their contract with the department.
156 counseling designed to improve and enhance social or psychological functioning for those
157 whose physical and emotional status allows them to continue functioning in their usual living
160 of the governing body, employee, provider of care, [
161 or of an applicant to become a licensee, or any other person that human services licensee
162 allows to have unsupervised direct access to children or vulnerable adults.
163 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection [
164 does not include an individual serving on either of the following bodies unless that individual
165 has direct access to children or vulnerable adults:
166 (i) a local mental health authority under Section 17-43-301 or a local substance abuse
167 authority under Section 17-43-201 ; or
168 (ii) a board of an organization operating under a contract to provide [
169 mental health or substance abuse programs or services for the local mental health authority or
170 substance abuse authority.
171 (c) A "person associated with the licensee" does not include a guest or visitor whose
172 access to children or vulnerable adults is directly supervised by the licensee at all times.
174 life as a protective service to individuals or families who are disabled or who are experiencing
175 a dislocation or emergency which prevents them from providing these services for themselves
176 or their families. [
177 (b) "Residential support" includes providing a supervised living environment for
178 persons with emotional, psychological, developmental, or behavioral dysfunctions,
179 impairments, or chemical dependencies who do not need a more restrictive setting.
180 (c) Treatment is not a necessary component of residential support.
182 or more individuals unrelated to the owner or provider that offers room or board and
183 specialized treatment, behavior modification, rehabilitation, discipline, or emotional growth or
184 habilitation services for persons with emotional, psychological, developmental, or behavioral
185 dysfunctions, impairments, or chemical dependencies. [
189 child in the custody of the state [
191 for persons whose current functioning is such that they cannot live independently or in a less
192 restrictive environment. Secure treatment differs from residential treatment to the extent that it
193 requires intensive supervision, locked doors, and other security measures which are imposed on
194 residents with neither their consent nor control.
196 who are [
197 that are provided outside of a health care facility licensed under Title 26, Chapter 21, Health
198 Care Facility [
199 (a) room and board for persons who are unrelated to the owner or manager of the
201 (b) specialized rehabilitation to acquire sobriety; and
202 (c) aftercare services.
203 (27) "Substance abuse treatment program" means a program designed to provide
204 specialized drug or alcohol treatment, rehabilitation, or habilitation services for persons with a
205 diagnosed substance abuse or chemical dependency disorder.
207 grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles, or aunts.
209 permanent mental or physical impairment that substantially affects the person's ability to:
210 (a) provide personal protection;
211 (b) provide necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, or mental or other health care;
212 (c) obtain services necessary for health, safety, or welfare;
213 (d) carry out the activities of daily living;
214 (e) manage the adult's own resources; or
215 (f) comprehend the nature and consequences of remaining in a situation of abuse,
216 neglect, or exploitation.
218 provide behavioral, substance abuse or mental health services to minors that:
219 (i) serves [
220 (ii) charges a fee for its services;
221 (iii) may [
222 accommodation of the youth;
223 (iv) may [
224 (v) may [
225 (vi) prohibits or restricts a minor's ability to leave the program at any time of his own
226 free will.
227 (b) "Youth program" does not include recreational programs such as Boy Scouts, Girl
228 Scouts, 4-H, and other such organizations.
229 Section 3. Section 62A-2-106 is amended to read:
230 62A-2-106. Office responsibilities.
231 The office shall:
232 (1) make rules to establish:
233 (a) basic health and safety standards for licensees, which [
234 include the following:
235 (i) fire safety;
236 (ii) food safety;
237 (iii) sanitation;
238 (iv) infectious disease control;
239 (v) safety of the physical [
240 (vi) transportation safety;
241 (vii) emergency preparedness;
242 (viii) the administration of medical standards and procedures, consistent with the
243 related provisions of this title; [
244 (ix) [
245 (x) the administration and maintenance of client and service records;
246 (xi) staff qualifications;
247 (xii) staff to client ratios; and
248 (xiii) segregation of children from adults;
249 (b) minimum administration and financial requirements for licensees; and
250 (c) guidelines for variances from rules established under this Subsection (1);
251 (2) enforce rules[
263 (3) issue licenses in accordance with this chapter;
264 (4) accredit agencies and persons to provide intercountry adoption services in
265 accordance with the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions and the Intercountry
266 Adoption Act of 2000, 22 C.F.R. Parts 96 and 98;
268 Section 62A-2-118 ;
275 maintained by a licensee [
277 or officer of a human services licensee [
279 by the department under this chapter by following the procedures and requirements of Title 63,
280 Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures Act.
281 Section 4. Section 62A-2-108 is amended to read:
282 62A-2-108. Licensure requirements -- Expiration -- Renewal.
283 (1) Except as provided in Section 62A-2-110 , no person, agency, firm, corporation,
284 association, or governmental unit, acting severally or jointly with any other person, agency,
285 firm, corporation, association, or governmental unit, may establish, conduct, or maintain a
286 human services program or facility in this state without a valid and current license issued by
287 and under the authority of the [
288 the licensing board.
289 (2) No license issued under this chapter is assignable or transferable.
290 (3) A current license shall at all times be posted in each human services program [
292 (4) (a) Each license issued under this chapter expires at midnight 12 months from the
293 date of issuance unless it has been:
294 (i) previously revoked by the office; or
295 (ii) voluntarily returned to the office by the human services licensee.
296 (b) A license shall be renewed upon application and payment of the applicable fee,
297 unless the office finds that the licensee or facility has not complied with the provisions of or
298 rules made under this chapter.
299 (5) Any licensee or facility which is in operation at the time rules are made in
300 accordance with this chapter shall be given a reasonable time for compliance as determined by
301 the rule.
302 Section 5. Section 62A-2-108.1 is amended to read:
303 62A-2-108.1. Coordination of human services and educational services --
304 Licensing of programs -- Procedures.
305 (1) A human services program may not be licensed to serve children subject to
306 compulsory education under Section 53A-11-101 or entitled to educational services under
307 Section 53A-15-301 unless the program presents evidence satisfactory to the [
309 school district in which the program will be operated that children served by the program shall
310 receive appropriate educational services satisfying the requirements of applicable law.
311 (2) If the human services program [
312 whose custodial parents or legal guardians reside outside the state, then the program shall also
313 provide satisfactory evidence to the [
314 which the program will be operated that all costs for educational services to be provided to
315 those students, including tuition and school fees approved by the local school board, shall be
316 borne by the program.
317 (3) If the local school board finds the educational service plan and the educational
318 funding plan to be adequate, then the [
319 the [
320 school district superintendent.
321 (4) If the local school board finds the educational service plan and the educational
322 funding plan to be inadequate, then the [
323 provide the [
324 together with the specific requirements the human services program must meet before licensure
325 is granted.
326 (5) Failure of a local school board to respond to a proposed plan within 45 days of
327 receipt is equivalent to approval of the plan by the board.
328 (6) If a human services program fails to comply with its approved educational service
329 plan or educational funding plan, then the [
330 notice of intent to revoke the [
331 noncompliance for more than 30 days after receipt of notice, shall revoke the program's license.
332 (7) If a child whose custodial parent or legal guardian resides within the state is
333 provided with educational services by a school district other than the school district in which
334 the custodial parent or legal guardian resides, then the funding provisions of Section
335 53A-2-210 apply.
336 Section 6. Section 62A-2-109 is amended to read:
337 62A-2-109. License application -- Classification of information.
338 (1) An application for a license under this chapter shall be made to the office and shall
339 contain information that the board determines is necessary in accordance with [
340 approved rules.
341 (2) Information received by the office through reports and inspections shall be
342 classified [
343 Management Act.
344 Section 7. Section 62A-2-110 is amended to read:
345 62A-2-110. Exclusions from chapter.
346 The provisions of this chapter do not apply to:
347 (1) a facility or program owned or operated by an agency of the United States
349 (2) a facility or program operated by or under an exclusive contract with the
350 Department of Corrections;
351 (3) [
353 required by their contract with the department; or
354 (4) a general acute hospital, small health care facility, specialty hospital, nursing care
355 facility, or other health care facility licensed by the Department of Health under Section
356 26-21-2 .
357 Section 8. Section 62A-2-112 is amended to read:
358 62A-2-112. Violations -- Penalties.
359 If the office finds that a violation has occurred under Section 62A-2-111 , it may:
360 (1) deny, condition, suspend, or revoke a license, if it finds that there has been a failure
361 to comply with the rules approved by the board, or if it finds evidence of aiding, abetting, or
362 permitting the commission of any illegal act; or
363 (2) restrict or prohibit new admissions to a human services program or facility, if it
364 finds that there has been a failure to comply with rules approved by the board, or if it finds
365 evidence of aiding, abetting, or permitting the commission of any illegal act in the human
366 services facility.
367 Section 9. Section 62A-2-113 is amended to read:
368 62A-2-113. License revocation -- Suspension.
369 (1) If a license is revoked, the office may grant a new license after:
370 (a) satisfactory evidence is submitted to the office, evidencing that the conditions upon
371 which revocation was based have been corrected; [
372 (b) inspection and compliance with all provisions of this chapter and applicable
374 (c) one calendar year from the date of the notice of agency action or the final order of
375 revocation, whichever is later; and
376 (d) it determines that the interest of the public will not be jeopardized by granting the
378 (2) The office may [
380 (3) When a license has been suspended, the office may completely or partially restore
381 the suspended license upon a determination that the:
382 (a) conditions upon which the suspension was based have been completely or partially
383 corrected; and
384 (b) interests of the public will not be jeopardized by restoration of the license.
385 Section 10. Section 62A-2-117 is amended to read:
386 62A-2-117. Licensure of tribal foster homes.
387 (1) The Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. Secs. 1901-1963, provides that tribes may
388 develop and implement tribal foster home standards.
389 (2) The office shall [
390 or licensure of tribal foster homes according to standards developed and approved by the tribe,
391 pursuant to the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. Secs. 1901-1963.
392 (3) If the tribe has not developed standards, the office shall license tribal foster homes
393 pursuant to this chapter.
394 Section 11. Section 62A-2-118 is amended to read:
395 62A-2-118. Administrative inspections.
396 (1) The office may, for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with the provisions of
397 this chapter, enter and inspect on a routine basis the facility of a licensee.
398 (2) Before conducting an inspection under Subsection (1), the office shall, after
399 identifying the person in charge:
400 (a) give proper identification;
401 (b) request to see the applicable license;
402 (c) describe the nature and purpose of the inspection; and
403 (d) if necessary, explain the authority of the office to conduct the inspection and the
404 penalty for refusing to permit the inspection as provided in Section 62A-2-116 .
405 (3) In conducting an inspection under Subsection (1), the office may, after meeting the
406 requirements of Subsection (2):
407 (a) inspect the physical facilities;
408 (b) inspect and copy records and documents;
409 (c) interview officers, employees, clients, family members of clients, and others; and
410 (d) observe the licensee in operation.
411 (4) An inspection conducted under Subsection (1) shall be during regular business
412 hours and may be announced or unannounced.
413 (5) The human services licensee shall make copies of inspection reports available to
414 the public upon request.
415 (6) The provisions of this section apply to on-site inspections and do not restrict the
416 office from contacting family members, neighbors, or other individuals, or from seeking
417 information from other sources to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
418 Section 12. Section 62A-2-120 is amended to read:
419 62A-2-120. Criminal background checks.
420 (1) (a) An applicant for an initial license or a license renewal under this chapter, except
421 for a substance abuse treatment program providing services to adults only, shall submit to the
422 department the names and other identifying information, which may include fingerprints, of all
423 persons associated with the licensee, as defined in Section 62A-2-101 , with direct access to
424 children or vulnerable adults. This information for a given person associated with the licensee
425 shall be submitted before that person is permitted to have supervised direct access to children
426 or vulnerable adults.
427 (b) The Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division of the Department of
428 Public Safety shall process that information to determine whether the individual has been
429 convicted of any crime.
430 (c) If an individual has not continuously lived in Utah for the five years immediately
431 preceding the date of application, the individual shall submit fingerprints for a FBI national
432 criminal history record check. The fingerprints shall be submitted to the FBI through the
433 Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division.
434 (2) The department shall approve a person for whom identifying information is
435 submitted under Subsection (1) to have unsupervised direct access in the licensee program
436 serving children or vulnerable adults if:
437 (a) the person is found to have no criminal history record; or
438 (b) (i) the only convictions in the person's criminal history record are:
439 (A) misdemeanors not involving any of the offenses described in Subsection (3); or
440 (B) infractions not involving any of the offenses described in Subsection (3); and
441 (ii) the date of the last conviction under Subsection (2)(b)(i) is more than five years
442 before the date of the search[
443 (c) the person is not listed in the:
444 (i) Statewide Database of the Division of Aging and Adult Services created by Section
445 62A-3-311.1 ;
446 (ii) juvenile court records under Subsection 78-3a-320 (6); or
447 (iii) the Licensing Information System of the Division of Child and Family Services
448 created by Section 62A-4a-116.2 .
449 (3) The department [
450 licensee program serving children or vulnerable adults if the person has [
451 convicted of an offense, whether a felony, misdemeanor, or infraction within ten years of the
452 date of the search, that was:
453 (a) identified as domestic violence, lewdness, assault, or battery;
454 (b) a violation of any pornography law, including sexual exploitation of a minor;
455 (c) prostitution;
456 (d) identified [
457 offense against the person; or
458 (e) identified [
459 (4) The department shall not approve a person to have direct access in the licensee
460 program serving children or vulnerable adults if a substantiated finding of a severe type of
461 child abuse or neglect has been made under Section 78-3a-320 or a substantiated finding of
462 abuse, neglect, or exploitation has been made under Section 62A-3-311.1 .
464 Subsection (1) is not approved by the department under Subsection (2) to have direct access in
465 the licensee program serving children or vulnerable adults, or denied under Subsection (3), the
466 department shall conduct a comprehensive review of criminal and court records and related
467 circumstances if a person for whom identifying information is submitted under Subsection (1):
468 (i) has pled no contest or guilty or has been convicted at any time of any felony not
469 listed in Subsection (3);
470 (ii) has [
471 date of the search of:
472 (A) any misdemeanor not listed in Subsection (3); or
473 (B) any infraction not listed in Subsection (3); [
474 (iii) has been convicted at any time of a protective order or ex parte protective order
475 violation under Section [
476 (iv) has been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or infraction listed in Subsection
477 (3) ten or more years before the date of the search; or
478 (v) has pled no contest or guilty to any felony or misdemeanor listed in Subsection (3).
479 (b) The comprehensive review under Subsection [
480 examination of:
481 (i) the date of the offense;
482 (ii) the nature and seriousness of the offense;
483 (iii) the circumstances under which the offense occurred;
484 (iv) the age of the offender when the offense was committed;
485 (v) whether the offense was an isolated or repeated incident;
486 (vi) whether the offense directly relates to abuse of a child or vulnerable adult,
488 (A) actual or threatened, nonaccidental physical or mental harm;
489 (B) sexual abuse;
490 (C) sexual exploitation; and
491 (D) negligent treatment;
492 (vii) any evidence provided by the person of rehabilitation, counseling, or psychiatric
493 treatment received, or additional academic or vocational schooling completed, by the person;
495 (viii) any other pertinent information.
496 (c) At the conclusion of the comprehensive review under this Subsection [
497 department shall either approve or not approve the person who is the subject of the review to
498 have direct access to children or vulnerable adults, based upon the determination [
500 would likely create a risk of harm to a child or vulnerable adult.
501 (d) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
502 department may make rules, consistent with this chapter, defining procedures for the
503 comprehensive review described in this Subsection [
505 under Subsection (1), the department shall give written notice to the person and to the human
506 services licensee or applicant with whom the person is associated of:
507 (i) the department's decision regarding its background screening clearance and
508 findings; and
509 (ii) a listing of any convictions found in the search.
510 (b) With the notice described in Subsection [
511 to the person the details of any comprehensive review conducted under Subsection [
512 (c) If the notice under Subsection [
513 have direct access to children or vulnerable adults, the notice shall further advise the persons to
514 whom the notice is given that either the person or the human services licensee or applicant with
515 whom the person is associated, or both, may, pursuant to Subsection 62A-2-111 (2), request a
516 hearing in the department's Office of Administrative Hearings, to challenge the department's
518 (d) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
519 department shall make rules, consistent with this chapter:
520 (i) defining procedures for the challenge of its background screening decision
521 described in this Subsection [
522 (ii) expediting the process for renewal of a license pursuant to the requirements of this
523 section and other applicable sections.
524 Section 13. Section 62A-2-121 is amended to read:
525 62A-2-121. Access to abuse and neglect information for licensing purposes.
526 (1) With respect to human services licensees, the department may access only the
527 Licensing Information System of the Division of Child and Family Services created by Section
528 62A-4a-116.2 and juvenile court records under Subsection 78-3a-320 [
530 (a) determining whether a person associated with a licensee, with direct access to
531 children, is listed in the Licensing Information System or has a substantiated finding by a
532 juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and
533 (2); and
534 (b) informing a licensee that a person associated with the licensee is listed in the
535 Licensing Information System or has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type
536 of child abuse or neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2).
537 (2) After receiving identifying information for a person under Subsection
538 62A-2-120 (1), the department shall process the information for the purposes described in
539 Subsection (1).
540 (3) The department shall adopt rules under Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative
541 Rulemaking Act, consistent with this chapter, defining the circumstances under which a person
542 who has direct access to children and who is listed in the Licensing Information System or has
543 a substantiated finding by a court of a severe type of child abuse or neglect under Subsections
544 78-3a-320 (1) and (2) may provide services to children.
545 Section 14. Section 62A-15-604 is amended to read:
546 62A-15-604. Receipt of gift -- Transfer of persons from other institutions.
547 (1) The division may take and hold by gift, devise, or bequest real and personal
548 property required for the use of the state hospital. With the approval of the governor it may
549 convert that property which is not suitable for its use into money or property that is suitable for
550 that use.
551 (2) The state hospital is authorized to receive from any other institution within the
552 department any person committed to that institution, when a careful evaluation of the treatment
553 needs of the person and of the treatment programs available at the state hospital indicates that
554 the transfer would be in the interest of that person.
555 (3) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection 62A-1-111 [
556 hospital is authorized to receive gifts, grants, devises, and donations and shall deposit them into
557 an interest-bearing restricted special revenue fund. The state treasurer may invest the fund and
558 all interest is to remain with the fund.
559 (b) Those gifts, grants, devises, donations, and the proceeds thereof shall be used by
560 the superintendent or his designee for the use and benefit of patients at the state hospital.
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