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H.B. 79 Enrolled

                 

PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR PEOPLE

                 
WITH DISABILITIES

                 
2005 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Chief Sponsor: Rebecca D. Lockhart

                 
Senate Sponsor: Sheldon L. Killpack

                 
                  LONG TITLE
                  General Description:
                      This bill amends the Human Services Code and the Judicial Code to provide for a
                  criminal background check of a direct service worker whose services are paid for with
                  public funds. This bill modifies the responsibilities and authority of the Division of
                  Services for People with Disabilities.
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This bill:
                      .    defines terms;
                      .    provides the Department of Human Services with access to records to determine
                  whether a direct service worker is listed in the:
                          .    Licensing Information System of the Division of Child and Family Services;
                          .    juvenile court records as having a substantiated finding of severe child abuse or
                  neglect; or
                          .    statewide database of the Division of Aging and Adult Services as having a
                  substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult;
                      .    provides that the Department of Human Services may inform a direct service
                  worker, or the direct service worker's employer, of the status of a direct service
                  worker in the records described above;
                      .    amends the responsibilities and authority of the Division of Services for People with
                  Disabilities;
                      .    grants rulemaking authority to the Division of Services for People with Disabilities;


                      .    subject to certain exceptions, prohibits the Division of Services for People with
                  Disabilities from disbursing public funds to pay for the services of a direct service
                  worker, unless the direct service worker successfully completes a background check;
                      .    requires the Office of Licensing in the Department of Human Services to conduct a
                  background check of a direct service worker before the Division of Services for
                  People with Disabilities may disburse public funds to pay for the services of the direct
                  service worker; and
                      .    makes technical changes.
                  Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
                      None
                  Other Special Clauses:
                      This bill provides a coordination clause.
                  Utah Code Sections Affected:
                  AMENDS:
                      62A-2-121, as last amended by Chapter 86, Laws of Utah 2004
                      62A-2-122, as enacted by Chapter 300, Laws of Utah 2002
                      62A-4a-116.2, as last amended by Chapter 86, Laws of Utah 2004
                      62A-5-101, as last amended by Chapter 332, Laws of Utah 1996
                      62A-5-103, as last amended by Chapter 332, Laws of Utah 1996
                      63A-9-808.1, as enacted by Chapter 342, Laws of Utah 2004
                      78-3a-320, as last amended by Chapter 210, Laws of Utah 2003
                  ENACTS:
                      62A-5-103.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                 
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 62A-2-121 is amended to read:
                       62A-2-121. Access to abuse and neglect information.
                      (1) For purposes of this section, "direct service worker" is as defined in Section


                  62A-5-101 .
                      [(1)] (2) With respect to a human services [licensees] licensee, or a direct service worker,
                  the department may access only the Licensing Information System of the Division of Child and
                  Family Services created by Section 62A-4a-116.2 and juvenile court records under Subsection
                  78-3a-320 [(4)] (6), for the purpose of:
                      (a) (i) determining whether a person associated with a licensee, with direct access to
                  children[,]:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); and
                      [(b)] (ii) informing a licensee that a person associated with the licensee:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2)[.]; or
                      (b) (i) determining whether a direct service worker:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); and
                      (ii) informing a direct service worker or the direct service worker's employer that the
                  direct service worker:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2).
                      [(2)] (3) Notwithstanding Subsection [(1)] (2), the department may access the Division of
                  Child and Family Service's Management Information System under Section 62A-4a-116 for the
                  purpose of licensing and monitoring foster parents.
                      [(3)] (4) After receiving identifying information for a person under Subsection
                  62A-2-120 (1), the department shall process the information for the purposes described in


                  Subsection [(1)] (2).
                      [(4)] (5) The department shall adopt rules under Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
                  Administrative Rulemaking Act, consistent with this chapter, defining the circumstances under
                  which a person [who has] may have direct access or provide services to children [and who]
                  when:
                      (a) the person is listed in the Licensing Information System of the Division of Child and
                  Family Services created by Section 62A-4a-116.2 ; or [has]
                      (b) juvenile court records show that a court made a substantiated finding [by a court of]
                  under Section 78-3a-320 , that the person committed a severe type of child abuse or neglect
                  [under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2) may provide services to children].
                      Section 2. Section 62A-2-122 is amended to read:
                       62A-2-122. Access to vulnerable adult abuse and neglect information.
                      (1) For purposes of this section "direct service worker" is as defined in Section
                  62A-5-101 .
                      [(1)] (2) With respect to a human services [licensees] licensee or a direct service worker,
                  the department may access the data base created by Section 62A-3-311.1 for the purpose of:
                      (a) (i) determining whether a person associated with a licensee, with direct access to
                  vulnerable adults, has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse[,];
                      (B) neglect[,]; or
                      (C) exploitation; and
                      [(b)] (ii) informing a licensee that a person associated with the licensee has a
                  substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse[,];
                      (B) neglect[,]; or
                      (C) exploitation[.]; or
                      (b) (i) determining whether a direct service worker has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;


                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation; and
                      (ii) informing a direct service worker or the direct service worker's employer that the
                  direct service worker has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation.
                      [(2)] (3) After receiving identifying information for a person under Subsection
                  62A-2-120 (1), the department shall process the information for the purposes described in
                  Subsection [(1)] (2).
                      [(3)] (4) The department shall adopt rules under Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
                  Administrative Rulemaking Act, consistent with this chapter and consistent with Section
                  62A-3-311.1 , defining the circumstances under which a person [who has] may have direct access
                  or provide services to vulnerable adults [and who has a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or
                  exploitation may provide services to vulnerable adults] when the person is listed in the statewide
                  database of the Division of Aging and Adult Services created by Section 62A-3-311.1 as having
                  a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
                      Section 3. Section 62A-4a-116.2 is amended to read:
                       62A-4a-116.2. Licensing Information System -- Contents -- Juvenile court finding --
                  Protected record -- Access -- Criminal penalty.
                      (1) (a) The division shall maintain a sub-part of the Management Information System
                  established pursuant to Section 62A-4a-116 , to be known as the Licensing Information System,
                  to be used [solely]:
                      (i) for licensing purposes[.]; or
                      (ii) as otherwise specifically provided for by law.
                      (b) The Licensing Information System shall include only the following information:
                      [(a)] (i) the information described in Subsections 62A-4a-116.1 (1)(a) and (6)(b);
                      [(b)] (ii) consented-to supported findings by alleged perpetrators under Subsection


                  62A-4a-116.1 (6)(a)(iii); and
                      [(c)] (iii) the information in the licensing part of the division's Management Information
                  System as of May 6, 2002.
                      (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), the department's access to information in the
                  Management Information System for the licensure and monitoring of foster parents is governed
                  by Sections 62A-4a-116 and 62A-2-121 .
                      (3) (a) [The] Subject to Subsection (3)(b), upon receipt of a finding from the juvenile
                  court under Section 78-3a-320 , the division shall:
                      (i) promptly amend the Licensing Information System[, upon receipt of a finding from
                  the juvenile court under Section 78-3a-320 ,]; and [shall]
                      (ii) enter the [same] information in the Management Information System. [However]
                      (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), if a finding of unsubstantiated or without merit is
                  appealed, the supported finding shall not be amended until the appeal is concluded.
                      (4) (a) Information contained in the Licensing Information System is classified as a
                  protected record under Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
                      (b) Notwithstanding the disclosure provisions of Title 63, Chapter 2, Government
                  Records Access and Management Act, the information contained in the Licensing Information
                  System may only be used or disclosed as specifically provided in this chapter and Section
                  62A-2-121 [and].
                      (c) The information described in Subsection (4)(b) is accessible only to:
                      [(a)] (i) the Office of Licensing within the department[,]:
                      (A) for licensing purposes [only]; or
                      (B) as otherwise specifically provided for by law;
                      [(b)] (ii) the division[, for the following purposes] to:
                      [(i)] (A) [to] screen a person at the request of the Office of the Guardian Ad Litem
                  Director[,]:
                      (I) at the time that person seeks a paid or voluntary position with the Office of the
                  Guardian Ad Litem Director; and


                      (II) each year [thereafter that] after the person described in Subsection (4)(c)(ii)(A)(I)
                  remains with that office; and
                      [(ii)] (B) [to] respond to a request for information from a person whose name is listed in
                  the Licensing Information System;
                      [(c)] (iii) two persons designated by and within the Department of Health, only for the
                  following purposes:
                      [(i)] (A) licensing a child care program or provider; or
                      [(ii)] (B) determining whether a person associated with a covered health care facility, as
                  defined by the Department of Health by rule, who provides direct care to a child, has a supported
                  finding of severe child abuse or neglect; and
                      [(d)] (iv) the department, as specifically provided in this chapter.
                      (5) The two persons designated by the Department of Health under Subsection (4)(c)(iii)
                  shall adopt measures to:
                      (a) protect the security of the Licensing Information System; and
                      (b) strictly limit access to the Licensing Information System to those persons designated
                  by statute.
                      (6) All persons designated by statute as having access to information contained in the
                  Licensing Information System shall receive training from the department with respect to:
                      (a) accessing the Licensing Information System;
                      (b) maintaining strict security; and
                      (c) the criminal provisions of Sections 62A-4a-412 and 63-2-801 pertaining to the
                  improper release of information.
                      (7) (a) No person, except those authorized by this chapter, may request another person to
                  obtain or release any other information in the Licensing Information System to screen for
                  potential perpetrators of child abuse or neglect.
                      (b) A person who requests information knowing that it is a violation of this Subsection
                  (7) to do so is subject to the criminal penalty described in Sections 62A-4a-412 and 63-2-801 .
                      Section 4. Section 62A-5-101 is amended to read:


                       62A-5-101. Definitions.
                      As used in this chapter:
                      [(8)] (1) "Approved provider" means a person [who has been]:
                      (a) approved by the division to provide home-based services; and
                      (b) who has agreed to be compensated by voucher under Part 4, Home-Based Services.
                      [(1)] (2) "Board" means the Board of Services for People with Disabilities established in
                  accordance with Section 62A-1-105 .
                      [(2)] (3) "Developmental center" means the Utah State Developmental Center,
                  established in accordance with Part 2 of this chapter.
                      (4) "Direct service worker" means a person who provides services to a person with a
                  disability:
                      (a) when the services are rendered in:
                      (i) the physical presence of the person with a disability; or
                      (ii) a location where the person rendering the services has access to the physical presence
                  of the person with a disability; and
                      (b) under:
                      (i) a contract with the division; or
                      (ii) a grant agreement with the division.
                      [(3)] (5) "Director" means the director of the Division of Services for People with
                  Disabilities.
                      [(4)] (6) (a) "Disability" means a severe, chronic disability that:
                      (i) is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and
                  physical impairments;
                      (ii) is likely to continue indefinitely;
                      (iii) results in a substantial functional limitation in three or more of the following areas
                  of major life activity:
                      (A) self-care;
                      (B) receptive and expressive language;


                      (C) learning;
                      (D) mobility;
                      (E) self-direction;
                      (F) capacity for independent living; or
                      (G) economic self-sufficiency; and
                      (iv) requires a combination or sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care,
                  treatment, or other services that may continue throughout life and must be individually planned
                  and coordinated.
                      (b) For purposes of this chapter mental illness alone does not constitute a "disability."
                      [(5)] (7) "Division" means the Division of Services for People with Disabilities.
                      (8) "Eligibility" means qualification, based on criteria established by the division in
                  accordance with Subsection 62A-5-102 (3), to receive services that are administered by the
                  division.
                      (9) "Endorsed program" means a facility or program that:
                      (a) is operated:
                      (i) by the division; or
                      (ii) under contract with the division; or
                      (b) provides services to a person committed to the division under Part 3, Admission to
                  Mental Retardation Facility.
                      [(6)] (10) "Mental retardation" means a significant, subaverage general intellectual
                  functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior, and manifested during the
                  developmental period as defined in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
                  Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association.
                      [(7)] (11) "Mental retardation facility" means a residential facility for persons with
                  mental retardation, that receives state or federal funds under Title XIX of the federal Social
                  Security Act, for the purpose of serving the population of mentally retarded persons in this state.
                      (12) "Public funds" means state or federal funds that are disbursed by the division.
                      [(9)] (13) "Voucher" means a document that:


                      (a) is issued by the division to a person with a disability or to his parent or guardian;
                      (b) describes the services and supports that may be received with the voucher;
                      (c) lists approved providers;
                      (d) may be used by a person with a disability or his parent or guardian to purchase
                  services and supports from an approved provider;
                      (e) includes a maximum dollar value;
                      (f) states the period of time within which the voucher must be used by the person with a
                  disability or his parent or guardian to purchase services and supports; and
                      (g) is redeemable by an approved provider for payment by the division up to the dollar
                  value of the voucher.
                      Section 5. Section 62A-5-103 is amended to read:
                       62A-5-103. Responsibility and authority of division.
                      [The division has the authority and responsibility to:]
                      (1) For purposes of this section "administer" means to:
                      [(1)] (a) plan[,];
                      (b) develop[, and];
                      (c) manage;
                      (d) monitor; and
                      (e) conduct certification reviews.
                      (2) The division has the authority and responsibility to:
                      (a) administer an array of services and supports for persons with disabilities and their
                  families throughout the state[. Those services and supports may include, but are not limited to:];
                      [(a) residential services and supports;]
                      [(b) day training services and supports, including work activity, sheltered employment,
                  and supported employment;]
                      [(c) personal attendant care;]
                      [(d) apartment follow-along;]
                      [(e) supervised apartment living;]


                      [(f) respite care;]
                      [(g) specialized foster care;]
                      [(h) community skills training;]
                      [(i) transportation;]
                      [(j) assessment;]
                      [(k) family support;]
                      [(l) service coordination services, except as limited by Part 4; and]
                      [(m) home-based services, provided in accordance with Part 4;]
                      (b) make rules in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative
                  Rulemaking Act, that establish eligibility criteria for the services and supports described in
                  Subsection (2)(a);
                      (c) consistent with Section 62A-5-206 , supervise the programs and facilities of the
                  Developmental Center;
                      [(2)] (d) in order to enhance the quality of life for a person with a disability, establish
                  either directly, or by contract with private, nonprofit organizations, programs of:
                      (i) outreach[,];
                      (ii) information and referral[,];
                      (iii) prevention[,];
                      (iv) technical assistance[,]; and
                      (v) public awareness[, in an effort to enhance the quality of life for persons with
                  disabilities in this state];
                      [(3)] (e) supervise the programs and facilities operated by, or under contract with, the
                  division;
                      [(4) (a)] (f) cooperate with other state, governmental, and private agencies that provide
                  services to [persons with disabilities] a person with a disability;
                      [(b)] (g) subject to Subsection (3), ensure that [the] a person with a disability is not
                  deprived of that person's constitutionally protected [liberty interests of persons with disabilities
                  are not deprived] rights without due process procedures designed to minimize the risk of error


                  when [those persons are] a person with a disability is admitted to any structured residential
                  mental retardation facility, including:
                      (i) the developmental center; and
                      (ii) facilities within the community [such as intermediate care facilities for the mentally
                  retarded. Those services shall include initial and periodic reviews to determine the constitutional
                  appropriateness of the placement. The constitutional due process review process required by this
                  subsection, with regard to intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, does not
                  necessitate commitment to the division];
                      [(5) contract for services and supports for persons with disabilities;]
                      [(6)] (h) determine whether to approve [and] providers;
                      (i) monitor and sanction approved providers, as specified in the providers' contract;
                      [(7)] (j) [act as a fiscal agent to] subject to Section 62A-5-103.5 , receive and disburse
                  public funds;
                      (k) review financial actions of a provider who is a representative payee appointed by the
                  Social Security Administration;
                      [(8)] (l) establish standards and rules for the administration and operation of programs
                  [operated] conducted by, or under contract with, the division;
                      [(9)] (m) approve and monitor division programs to insure compliance with the board's
                  [policies] rules and standards;
                      [(10)] (n) establish standards and rules necessary to fulfill the division's responsibilities
                  under Parts 2 and 3 of this chapter with regard to mental retardation facilities;
                      [(11)] (o) [establish] assess and collect [fair and] equitable fees for a person who receives
                  services provided [by the division, and account for those funds] under this chapter;
                      (p) maintain records of, and account for, the funds described in Subsection (2)(o);
                      (q) establish and apply rules to determine whether to approve, deny, or defer the
                  division's services to a person who is:
                      (i) applying to receive the services; or
                      (ii) currently receiving the services;


                      [(12)] (r) in accordance with state law, establish rules:
                      (i) relating to a mental retardation facility that is an endorsed program; and
                      (ii) governing the admission, transfer, and discharge of [persons with disabilities to
                  mental retardation facilities, in accordance with state law, with regard to facilities and programs
                  operated by or under contract with the division, and with regard to facilities and programs that
                  serve persons committed to the division under Part 3] a person with a disability;
                      [(13)] (s) manage funds for a person residing in a facility operated by the division[,]:
                      (i) upon request of a parent or guardian[,] of the person; or
                      (ii) under administrative or court order; and
                      [(14)] (t) fulfill the responsibilities described in Chapter 5a, Coordinating Council for
                  Persons with Disabilities.
                      (3) The due process procedures described in Subsection (2)(g):
                      (a) shall include initial and periodic reviews to determine the constitutional
                  appropriateness of the placement; and
                      (b) with regard to facilities in the community, do not require commitment to the division.
                      Section 6. Section 62A-5-103.5 is enacted to read:
                      62A-5-103.5. Disbursal of public funds -- Background check of a direct service
                  worker.
                      (1) For purposes of this section:
                      (a) "directly supervised" means that the person being supervised is under the
                  uninterrupted visual and auditory surveillance of the person doing the supervising; and
                      (b) "office" is as defined in Section 62A-2-101 .
                      (2) Subject to Subsection (4), public funds may not be disbursed to pay a direct service
                  worker for personal services rendered to a person, unless:
                      (a) the direct service worker is approved by the office to have direct access and provide
                  services to children or vulnerable adults pursuant to Section 62A-2-120 ;
                      (b) (i) during the time that the direct service worker renders the services described in this
                  Subsection (2), the direct service worker who renders the services is directly supervised by a


                  direct service worker who is approved by the office to have direct access and provide services to
                  children or vulnerable adults pursuant to Section 62A-2-120 ;
                      (ii) the direct service worker who renders the services described in this Subsection (2)
                  has submitted the information required for a background check pursuant to Section 62A-2-120 ;
                  and
                      (iii) the office has not determined whether to approve the direct service worker described
                  in Subsection (2)(b)(ii) to have direct access and provide services to children or vulnerable
                  adults; or
                      (c) the direct service worker:
                      (i) (A) is a direct ancestor or descendent of the person to whom the services are rendered,
                  but is not the person's parent;
                      (B) is the aunt, uncle, or sibling of the person to whom the services are rendered; or
                      (C) (I) has submitted the information required for a background check pursuant to
                  Section 62A-2-120 ; and
                      (II) the office has not determined whether to approve the direct service worker to have
                  direct access and provide services to children or vulnerable adults; and
                      (ii) is not listed in:
                      (A) the Licensing Information System of the Division of Child and Family Services
                  created by Section 62A-4a-116.2 ;
                      (B) the statewide database of the Division of Aging and Adult Services created by
                  Section 62A-3-311.1 as having a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; or
                      (C) juvenile court records as having a substantiated finding under Section 78-3a-320 that
                  the direct service worker committed a severe type of child abuse or neglect.
                      (3) For purposes of Subsection (2), the office shall conduct a background check of a
                  direct service worker:
                      (a) except as provided in Subsection (2)(b) or (c), before public funds are disbursed to
                  pay the direct service worker for the personal services described in Subsection (2); and
                      (b) using the same procedures established for a background check of an applicant for an


                  initial license under Section 62A-2-120 .
                      (4) The background check and the approval determination described in this section shall
                  be conducted for a direct service worker on an annual basis.
                      Section 7. Section 63A-9-808.1 is amended to read:
                       63A-9-808.1. Transfer of information technology equipment for persons with a
                  disability.
                      (1) As used in this section, "[persons] person with a disability" means [persons] a person
                  who [meet] meets the criteria in Subsections 62A-5-101 [(4)](6)(a)(i) and (ii).
                      (2) The division may transfer information technology equipment, or authorize the
                  transfer of technology equipment by an agency, to a nonprofit entity for distribution to and use by
                  [persons] a person with a disability.
                      (3) Interagency transfers and sales of surplus property to state and local agencies within
                  the 30-day period under Section 63A-9-808 shall have priority over transfers under Subsection
                  (2).
                      (4) The division shall annually report to the Division of Services for People With
                  Disabilities the:
                      (a) names of the nonprofit entities receiving transfers under Subsection (2); and [the]
                      (b) types and amounts of equipment received.
                      Section 8. Section 78-3a-320 is amended to read:
                       78-3a-320. Additional finding at adjudication hearing -- Petition -- Court records.
                      (1) Upon the filing with the court of a petition under Section 78-3a-305 by the Division
                  of Child and Family Services or any interested person informing the court, among other things,
                  that the division has made a supported finding of one or more of the severe types of child abuse
                  or neglect described in Subsection 62A-4a-116.1 (2), the court shall:
                      (a) make a finding of substantiated, unsubstantiated, or without merit;
                      (b) include the finding described in Subsection (1)(a) in a written order; and
                      (c) deliver a certified copy of the order described in Subsection (1)(b) to the division.
                      (2) The judicial finding under Subsection (1) shall be made:


                      (a) as part of [or] the adjudication hearing;
                      (b) at the conclusion of the adjudication hearing; or
                      [(b)] (c) as part of a court order entered pursuant to a written stipulation of the parties.
                      (3) (a) Any person described in Subsection 62A-4a-116.6 (1) may at any time file with
                  the court a petition for removal of the person's name from the Licensing Information System.
                      (b) At the conclusion of the hearing on the petition, the court shall:
                      [(a)] (i) make a finding of substantiated, unsubstantiated, or without merit;
                      [(b)] (ii) include the finding described in Subsection (1)(a) in a written order; and
                      [(c)] (iii) deliver a certified copy of the order described in Subsection (1)(b) to the
                  division.
                      (4) A proceeding for adjudication of a supported finding of a nonsevere type of abuse or
                  neglect under this section may be joined in the juvenile court with an adjudication of a severe
                  type of abuse or neglect.
                      (5) If a person whose name appears on the Licensing Information system prior to May 6,
                  2002 files a petition during the time that an alleged perpetrator's application for clearance to work
                  with children or vulnerable adults is pending, the court shall hear the matter and enter a final
                  decision no later than 60 days after the filing of the petition.
                      (6) For the purposes of licensing under Sections 26-21-9.5 , 26-39-105.5 , 62A-1-118 , and
                  for the purposes described in Section 62A-2-121 :
                      (a) the court shall make available records of its findings under Subsections (1) and (2) for
                  licensing purposes, only to those with statutory authority to access also the Licensing Information
                  System created under Section 62A-4a-116.2 ; and
                      (b) any appellate court shall make available court records of appeals from juvenile court
                  decisions under Subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4) for licensing purposes, only to those with
                  statutory authority to access also the Licensing Information System.
                      Section 9. Coordinating H.B. 79 with H.B. 64.
                      If this H.B. 79 and H.B. 64, Provisions of Services for People with Disabilities, both pass,
                  it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


                  shall prepare the Utah Code database for publication as follows:
                      (1) combine the amendments made by this bill and H.B. 64 to Section 62A-2-121 so that
                  Section 62A-2-121 reads as follows:
                      " 62A-2-121. Access to abuse and neglect information.
                      (1) For purposes of this section:
                      (a) "direct service worker" is as defined in Section 62A-5-101 ; and
                      (b) "personal care attendant" is as defined in Section 62A-3-101 .
                      [(1)] (2) With respect to a human services [licensees] licensee, a direct service worker, or
                  a personal care attendant, the department may access only the Licensing Information System of
                  the Division of Child and Family Services created by Section 62A-4a-116.2 and juvenile court
                  records under Subsection 78-3a-320 [(4)](6), for the purpose of:
                      (a) (i) determining whether a person associated with a licensee, with direct access to
                  children[,]:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); and
                      [(b)] (ii) informing a licensee that a person associated with the licensee:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2)[.];
                      (b) (i) determining whether a direct service worker:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); and
                      (ii) informing a direct service worker or the direct service worker's employer that the
                  direct service worker:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or


                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); or
                      (c) (i) determining whether a personal care attendant:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); and
                      (ii) informing a person described in Subsections 62A-3-101 (9)(a)(i) through (iv) that a
                  personal care attendant:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2).
                      [(2)] (3) Notwithstanding Subsection [(1)] (2), the department may access the Division of
                  Child and Family Service's Management Information System under Section 62A-4a-116 for the
                  purpose of licensing and monitoring foster parents.
                      [(3)] (4) After receiving identifying information for a person under Subsection
                  62A-2-120 (1), the department shall process the information for the purposes described in
                  Subsection [(1)] (2).
                      [(4)] (5) The department shall adopt rules under Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
                  Administrative Rulemaking Act, consistent with this chapter, defining the circumstances under
                  which a person [who has] may have direct access or provide services to children [and who]
                  when:
                      (a) the person is listed in the Licensing Information System of the Division of Child and
                  Family Services created by Section 62A-4a-116.2 ; or [has]
                      (b) juvenile court records show that a court made a substantiated finding [by a court of]
                  under Section 78-3a-320 , that the person committed a severe type of child abuse or neglect
                  [under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2) may provide services to children]."; and
                      (2) combine the amendments made by this bill and H.B. 64 to Section 62A-2-122 so that
                  Section 62A-2-122 reads as follows:
                      " 62A-2-122. Access to vulnerable adult abuse and neglect information.


                      (1) For purposes of this section:
                      (a) "direct service worker" is as defined in Section 62A-5-101 ; and
                      (b) "personal care attendant" is as defined in Section 62A-3-101 .
                      [(1)] (2) With respect to a human services [licensees] licensee, a direct service worker, or
                  a personal care attendant, the department may access the data base created by Section
                  62A-3-311.1 for the purpose of:
                      (a) (i) determining whether a person associated with a licensee, with direct access to
                  vulnerable adults, has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse[,];
                      (B) neglect[,]; or
                      (C) exploitation; and
                      [(b)] (ii) informing a licensee that a person associated with the licensee has a
                  substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse[,];
                      (B) neglect[,]; or
                      (C) exploitation[.];
                      (b) (i) determining whether a direct service worker has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation; and
                      (ii) informing a direct service worker or the direct service worker's employer that the
                  direct service worker has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation; or
                      (c) (i) determining whether a personal care attendant has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or


                      (C) exploitation; and
                      (ii) informing a person described in Subsections 62A-3-101 (9)(a)(i) through (iv) that a
                  personal care attendant has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation.
                      [(2)] (3) After receiving identifying information for a person under Subsection
                  62A-2-120 (1), the department shall process the information for the purposes described in
                  Subsection [(1)] (2).
                      [(3)] (4) The department shall adopt rules under Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
                  Administrative Rulemaking Act, consistent with this chapter and consistent with Section
                  62A-3-311.1 , defining the circumstances under which a person [who has] may have direct access
                  or provide services to vulnerable adults [and who has a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or
                  exploitation may provide services to vulnerable adults] when the person is listed in the statewide
                  database of the Division of Aging and Adult Services created by Section 62A-3-311.1 as having
                  a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or exploitation."
                      Section 10. Coordinating H.B. 79 with S.B. 107.
                      If this H.B. 79 and S.B. 107, Licensure and Regulation of Programs and Facilities, both
                  pass, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General
                  Counsel shall prepare the Utah Code database for publication as follows:
                      (1) combine the amendments made by this bill and S.B. 107 to Section 62A-2-121 so that
                  Section 62A-2-121 reads as follows:
                      " 62A-2-121. Access to abuse and neglect information.
                      (1) For purposes of this section "direct service worker" is as defined in Section
                  62A-5-101 .
                      [(1)] (2) With respect to [human services licensees] a licensee, a certified local inspector
                  applicant, or a direct service worker, the department may access only the Licensing Information
                  System of the Division of Child and Family Services created by Section 62A-4a-116.2 and


                  juvenile court records under Subsection 78-3a-320 [(4)] (6), for the purpose of:
                      (a) (i) determining whether a person associated with a licensee, with direct access to
                  children[,]:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); and
                      [(b)] (ii) informing a licensee that a person associated with the licensee:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2)[.];
                      (b) (i) determining whether a certified local inspector applicant:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); and
                      (ii) informing a local government that a certified local inspector applicant:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2);
                      (c) (i) determining whether a direct service worker:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2); and
                      (ii) informing a direct service worker or the direct service worker's employer that the
                  direct service worker:
                      (A) is listed in the Licensing Information System; or
                      (B) has a substantiated finding by a juvenile court of a severe type of child abuse or
                  neglect under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2).
                      [(2)] (3) Notwithstanding Subsection [(1)] (2), the department may access the Division of


                  Child and Family Service's Management Information System under Section 62A-4a-116 for the
                  purpose of licensing and monitoring foster parents.
                      [(3)] (4) After receiving identifying information for a person under Subsection
                  62A-2-120 (1), the department shall process the information for the purposes described in
                  Subsection [(1)] (2).
                      [(4)] (5) The department shall adopt rules under Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
                  Administrative Rulemaking Act, consistent with this chapter, defining the circumstances under
                  which a person [who has] may have direct access or provide services to children [and who]
                  when:
                      (a) the person is listed in the Licensing Information System of the Division of Child and
                  Family Services created by Section 62A-4a-116.2 ; or [has]
                      (b) juvenile court records show that a court made a substantiated finding [by a court of]
                  under Section 78-3a-320 , that the person committed a severe type of child abuse or neglect
                  [under Subsections 78-3a-320 (1) and (2) may provide services to children]."; and
                      (2) combine the amendments made by this bill and S.B. 107 to Section 62A-2-122 so
                  that Section 62A-2-122 reads as follows:
                      " 62A-2-122. Access to vulnerable adult abuse and neglect information.
                      (1) For purposes of this section "direct service worker" is as defined in Section
                  62A-5-101 .
                      [(1)] (2) With respect to [human services licensees] a licensee, a direct service worker, or
                  a certified local inspector applicant, the department may access the data base created by Section
                  62A-3-311.1 for the purpose of:
                      (a) (i) determining whether a person associated with a licensee, with direct access to
                  vulnerable adults, has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse[,];
                      (B) neglect[,]; or
                      (C) exploitation; and
                      [(b)] (ii) informing a licensee that a person associated with the licensee has a


                  substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse[,];
                      (B) neglect[,]; or
                      (C) exploitation[.];
                      (b) (i) determining whether a direct service worker has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation; and
                      (ii) informing a direct service worker or the direct service worker's employer that the
                  direct service worker has a substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation; or
                      (c) (i) determining whether a certified local inspector applicant has a substantiated
                  finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation; and
                      (ii) informing a local government that a certified local inspector applicant has a
                  substantiated finding of:
                      (A) abuse;
                      (B) neglect; or
                      (C) exploitation.
                      [(2)] (3) After receiving identifying information for a person under Subsection
                  62A-2-120 (1), the department shall process the information for the purposes described in
                  Subsection [(1)] (2).
                      [(3)] (4) The department shall adopt rules under Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
                  Administrative Rulemaking Act, consistent with this chapter and consistent with Section


                  62A-3-311.1 , defining the circumstances under which a person [who has] may have direct access
                  or provide services to vulnerable adults [and who has a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or
                  exploitation may provide services to vulnerable adults] when the person is listed in the statewide
                  database of the Division of Aging and Adult Services created by Section 62A-3-311.1 as having
                  a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect, or exploitation."


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