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H.B. 243 Enrolled

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OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS AMENDMENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Michael T. Morley

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Senate Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions of Title 58, Occupations and Professions, regarding the
             10      administration and enforcement of licensing laws and related provisions.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that members of licensing boards can continue to serve for a limited time
             14      period after their terms have expired until their successors are appointed and
             15      qualified;
             16          .    provides for notification by an applicant or licensee to the Division of Occupational
             17      and Professional Licensing regarding name and address changes;
             18          .    provides the division with fine and citation authority for the unlicensed practice of a
             19      profession or the hiring of unlicensed individuals;
             20          .    clarifies licensure by endorsement provisions for professional engineers,
             21      professional structural engineers, and professional land surveyors;
             22          .    modifies the qualifications for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse;
             23          .    modifies the definition of practice of massage therapy for purposes of the Massage
             24      Practice Therapy Act;
             25          .    modifies continuing education requirement provisions for licensed elevator
             26      mechanics and elevator contract licensees;
             27          .    makes technical changes to vocational rehabilitation counselor licensing provisions;
             28          .    modifies the term of license provisions; and
             29          .    makes certain technical changes.


             30      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             31          None
             32      Other Special Clauses:
             33          None
             34      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             35      AMENDS:
             36          38-11-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             37          58-1-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 286 and 324
             38          58-1-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 372
             39          58-1-404, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             40          58-1-502, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 297
             41          58-22-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             42          58-31b-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             43          58-47b-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 109
             44          58-55-302.7, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 57
             45          58-55-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 53, 57, and 227
             46          58-78-302, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 122
             47          58-78-303, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 122
             48          58-83-401, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 180
             49          63G-4-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             50          78B-6-205, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             51      ENACTS:
             52          58-1-301.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             53      REPEALS:
             54          58-39a-1, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 279
             55          58-39a-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 297
             56          58-39a-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 297
             57          58-39a-4, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 279


             58          58-39a-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             59          58-39a-5.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 12
             60          58-39a-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 12
             61     
             62      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             63          Section 1. Section 38-11-206 is amended to read:
             64           38-11-206. Limitations on fund balance -- Payment of special assessments.
             65          (1) (a) If on [December 31] June 30 of any year the balance in the fund is less than
             66      $1,500,000, the division shall make a special assessment against all qualified beneficiaries in
             67      an amount that will restore the unencumbered fund balance to not less than $2,000,000 or more
             68      than $2,500,000.
             69          (b) The amount of the special assessment shall be determined by the division under
             70      Section 63J-1-504 after consultation with the board.
             71          (2) Special assessments made under this section shall be due and payable on [May 1]
             72      December 1 following assessment.
             73          (3) The fund balance limitations set forth in Subsection (1)(a) shall be used by the
             74      division only for the purpose of determining the amount of any special assessment and do not
             75      prohibit the fund balance from exceeding $2,500,000 or falling below $2,000,000.
             76          Section 2. Section 58-1-201 is amended to read:
             77           58-1-201. Boards -- Appointment -- Membership -- Terms -- Vacancies --
             78      Quorum -- Per diem and expenses -- Chair -- Financial interest or faculty position in
             79      professional school teaching continuing education prohibited.
             80          (1) (a) (i) The executive director shall appoint the members of the boards established
             81      under this title.
             82          (ii) In appointing these members the executive director shall give consideration to
             83      recommendations by members of the respective occupations and professions and by their
             84      organizations.
             85          (b) Each board shall be composed of five members, four of whom shall be licensed or


             86      certified practitioners in good standing of the occupation or profession the board represents,
             87      and one of whom shall be a member of the general public, unless otherwise provided under the
             88      specific licensing chapter.
             89          (c) (i) The names of all persons appointed to boards shall be submitted to the governor
             90      for confirmation or rejection.
             91          (ii) If an appointee is rejected by the governor, the executive director shall appoint
             92      another person in the same manner as set forth in Subsection (1)(a).
             93          (2) (a) (i) Except as required by Subsection (2)(b), as terms of current board members
             94      expire, the executive director shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a
             95      four-year term.
             96          (ii) Upon the expiration of the term of a board member, the board member shall
             97      continue to serve until a successor is appointed, but for a period not to exceed six months from
             98      the expiration date of the member's term.
             99          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (2)(a), the executive director shall,
             100      at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms
             101      of board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
             102      years.
             103          (c) A board member may not serve more than two consecutive terms, and a board
             104      member who ceases to serve on a board may not serve again on that board until after the
             105      expiration of a two-year period beginning from that cessation of service.
             106          (d) (i) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall
             107      be appointed for the unexpired term.
             108          (ii) After filling that term, the replacement member may be appointed for only one
             109      additional full term.
             110          (e) If a board member fails or refuses to fulfill the responsibilities and duties of a board
             111      member, including the attendance at board meetings, the executive director with the approval
             112      of the board may remove the board member and replace the member in accordance with this
             113      section.


             114          (3) A majority of the board members constitutes a quorum. A quorum is sufficient
             115      authority for the board to act.
             116          (4) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
             117      may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
             118          (a) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             119          (b) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
             120          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
             121      63A-3-107 .
             122          (5) Each board shall annually designate one of its members to serve as chair for a
             123      one-year period.
             124          (6) A board member may not be a member of the faculty of or have any financial
             125      interest in any vocational or professional college or school which provides continuing
             126      education to any licensee if that continuing education is required by statute or rule.
             127          Section 3. Section 58-1-301.7 is enacted to read:
             128          58-1-301.7. Change of information.
             129          (1) (a) An applicant, licensee, or certificate holder shall send the division a signed
             130      statement in the form required by the division notifying the division within 10 business days of
             131      any change of a mailing address.
             132          (b) When providing a mailing address, the individual may provide a post office box or
             133      other mail drop location.
             134          (2) An applicant, licensee, or certificate holder is considered to have received a
             135      notification that has been sent to the last mailing address furnished to the division by the
             136      applicant, licensee, or certificate holder.
             137          Section 4. Section 58-1-401 is amended to read:
             138           58-1-401. Grounds for denial of license -- Disciplinary proceedings -- Time
             139      limitations -- Sanctions.
             140          (1) The division shall refuse to issue a license to an applicant and shall refuse to renew
             141      or shall revoke, suspend, restrict, place on probation, or otherwise act upon the license of a


             142      licensee who does not meet the qualifications for licensure under this title.
             143          (2) The division may refuse to issue a license to an applicant and may refuse to renew
             144      or may revoke, suspend, restrict, place on probation, issue a public reprimand to, or otherwise
             145      act upon the license of any licensee in any of the following cases:
             146          (a) the applicant or licensee has engaged in unprofessional conduct, as defined by
             147      statute or rule under this title;
             148          (b) the applicant or licensee has engaged in unlawful conduct as defined by statute
             149      under this title;
             150          (c) the applicant or licensee has been determined to be mentally incompetent for any
             151      reason by a court of competent jurisdiction; or
             152          (d) the applicant or licensee is unable to practice the occupation or profession with
             153      reasonable skill and safety because of illness, drunkenness, excessive use of drugs, narcotics,
             154      chemicals, or any other type of material, or as a result of any other mental or physical
             155      condition, when the licensee's condition demonstrates a threat or potential threat to the public
             156      health, safety, or welfare.
             157          (3) Any licensee whose license to practice an occupation or profession regulated by
             158      this title has been suspended, revoked, or restricted may apply for reinstatement of the license
             159      at reasonable intervals and upon compliance with any conditions imposed upon the licensee by
             160      statute, rule, or terms of the license suspension, revocation, or restriction.
             161          (4) The division may issue cease and desist orders to:
             162          (a) a licensee or applicant who may be disciplined under Subsection (1) or (2);
             163          (b) any person who engages in or represents himself to be engaged in an occupation or
             164      profession regulated under this title; and
             165          (c) any person who otherwise violates this title or any rules adopted under this title.
             166          (5) The division may impose an administrative penalty in accordance with Section
             167      58-1-502 .
             168          [(5)] (6) (a) The division may not take disciplinary action against any person for
             169      unprofessional or unlawful conduct under this title, unless the division enters into a stipulated


             170      agreement or initiates an adjudicative proceeding regarding the conduct within four years after
             171      the conduct is reported to the division, except under Subsection [(5)] (6)(b).
             172          (b) The division may not take disciplinary action against any person for unprofessional
             173      or unlawful conduct more than 10 years after the occurrence of the conduct, unless the
             174      proceeding is in response to a civil or criminal judgment or settlement and the proceeding is
             175      initiated within one year following the judgment or settlement.
             176          Section 5. Section 58-1-404 is amended to read:
             177           58-1-404. Diversion -- Procedure.
             178          (1) As used in this section, "diversion" means suspending action to discipline a
             179      licensee who is or could be charged in a Notice of Agency Action with certain offenses within
             180      the category of unprofessional or unlawful conduct on the condition that the licensee agrees to
             181      participate in an educational or rehabilitation program or fulfill some other condition.
             182          (2) (a) (i) The director may establish, as circumstances require, a diversion advisory
             183      committee for each occupation or profession or similar groups of occupations or professions
             184      licensed by the division.
             185          (ii) The committees shall assist the director in the administration of this section.
             186          (b) (i) Each committee shall consist of at least three licensees from the same or similar
             187      occupation or profession as the person whose conduct is the subject of the committee's
             188      consideration.
             189          (ii) The director shall appoint the members of a diversion advisory committee from
             190      nominations submitted by the corresponding board established for the same or similar
             191      occupation or profession under Section 58-1-201 or from other qualified nominees developed
             192      by or submitted to the division.
             193          (iii) Committee members may not serve concurrently as members of the corresponding
             194      board.
             195          (iv) Committee members shall serve voluntarily without remuneration.
             196          (v) The director may:
             197          (A) dissolve any diversion advisory committee;


             198          (B) remove or request the replacement of any member of a committee; and
             199          (C) establish any procedure that is necessary and proper for a committee's
             200      administration.
             201          (3) The director may, after consultation with the appropriate diversion advisory
             202      committee and by written agreement with the licensee, divert the licensee to a diversion
             203      program:
             204          (a) at any time after receipt by the division of a complaint against the licensee when no
             205      adjudicative proceeding has been commenced;
             206          (b) at any time prior to the conclusion of a hearing under Section 63G-4-206 when an
             207      adjudicative proceeding has been commenced against the licensee; or
             208          (c) after a self-referral by a licensee who is not the subject of a current investigation,
             209      complaint, or adjudicative proceeding.
             210          (4) (a) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             211      the division shall define by rule the particular offenses within the category of unprofessional or
             212      unlawful conduct which may be subject to diversion.
             213          (b) A licensee may be eligible for a diversion program only once for the same or
             214      similar offense, whether the diversion program was in this state or another jurisdiction, and is
             215      not eligible if previously disciplined by the division, by a licensing agency of another state, or
             216      by a federal government agency for the same or a similar offense.
             217          (c) The term of a diversion agreement shall be five years or less, but may be extended
             218      for an additional period of time as agreed to by the parties in writing.
             219          (d) A decision by the director not to divert a licensee is not subject to appeal or judicial
             220      review.
             221          (5) A licensee may be represented by counsel:
             222          (a) during the negotiations for diversion;
             223          (b) at the time of the execution of the diversion agreement; and
             224          (c) at any hearing before the director relating to a diversion program.
             225          (6) (a) As used in this section, "diversion agreement" means a written agreement


             226      between the division, through its director, and the licensee, which specifies formal terms and
             227      conditions the licensee must fulfill in order to comply with the diversion program.
             228          (b) (i) A diversion agreement shall contain a full detailed statement of the requirements
             229      agreed to by the licensee and a full detailed stipulation of the facts upon which the diversion
             230      agreement is premised.
             231          (ii) The facts stipulated in the diversion agreement shall constitute binding admissions
             232      of the licensee:
             233          (A) in any proceeding under Subsection (6)(c) or (6)(d) to terminate the diversion
             234      agreement and impose disciplinary sanctions against the licensee; and
             235          (B) in any disciplinary proceeding based on unprofessional or unlawful conduct that is
             236      not the basis of the diversion agreement.
             237          (c) The diversion agreement shall provide that if the licensee makes an intentional
             238      material misrepresentation of fact in the stipulation of facts contained in the diversion
             239      agreement, the director shall initiate the procedures set forth in Subsection (13) to terminate the
             240      diversion agreement and issue an order of license revocation.
             241          (d) (i) The diversion agreement shall provide that if the licensee fails to comply with its
             242      terms, the director shall initiate the procedures set forth in Subsection (14) to terminate the
             243      diversion agreement and issue an order of license suspension, which shall be stayed in favor of
             244      an order of probation having the same terms as those which comprised the diversion
             245      agreement.
             246          (ii) The division may waive and not include as probationary requirements any terms of
             247      the diversion agreement it does not consider necessary to protect the public.
             248          (iii) The term of the order of probation shall be as provided in Subsection (14)(c)(ii).
             249          (e) The division director may not approve a diversion agreement unless the licensee, as
             250      part of the diversion agreement:
             251          (i) knowingly and intelligently waives the right to a hearing under Title 63G, Chapter
             252      4, Administrative Procedures Act, for the conduct upon which the diversion agreement was
             253      premised;


             254          (ii) agrees to be subject to the procedures and remedies set forth in this section;
             255          (iii) acknowledges an understanding of the consequences of making an intentional
             256      misrepresentation of fact in the stipulation of facts contained in the diversion agreement; and
             257          (iv) acknowledges an understanding of the consequences of failing to comply with the
             258      terms of the diversion agreement.
             259          (7) (a) If the division and the licensee enter into a diversion agreement after the
             260      division has commenced an adjudicative proceeding against the licensee, the director shall stay
             261      that proceeding pending completion of the diversion agreement.
             262          (b) The order staying the adjudicative proceeding shall be filed in that proceeding and
             263      may reference the diversion agreement.
             264          (8) (a) Upon successful completion of a diversion agreement, the director shall dismiss
             265      any charges under the director's jurisdiction of unprofessional or unlawful conduct that were
             266      filed against the licensee.
             267          (b) Whether or not an adjudicative proceeding had been commenced against the
             268      licensee, the division may not thereafter subject the licensee to disciplinary action for the
             269      conduct which formed the basis of the completed diversion agreement.
             270          (c) Neither the execution of a diversion agreement nor the dismissal of filed charges
             271      constitute disciplinary action, and no report of either may be made to disciplinary databases.
             272          (d) The division may consider the completion of a diversion program and the contents
             273      of the diversion agreement in determining the appropriate disciplinary action if the licensee is
             274      charged in the future with the same or similar conduct.
             275          (e) The order of dismissal shall be filed in the adjudicative proceeding in which the
             276      misconduct was charged and may reference the diversion agreement.
             277          (9) (a) Acceptance of the licensee into diversion does not preclude the division from
             278      investigating or continuing to investigate the licensee for any unlawful or unprofessional
             279      conduct committed before, during, or after participation in the diversion program.
             280          (b) Acceptance of the licensee into diversion does not preclude the division from
             281      taking disciplinary action or continuing to take disciplinary action against the licensee for


             282      unlawful or unprofessional conduct committed before, during, or after participation in the
             283      diversion program, except for that conduct which formed the basis for the diversion agreement.
             284          (c) Any licensee terminated from the diversion program for failure to comply with the
             285      diversion agreement is subject to disciplinary action by the division for acts committed before,
             286      during, and after participation in the diversion program, including violations identified in the
             287      diversion agreement.
             288          (10) The classification, retention, and disclosure of records relating to a licensee's
             289      participation in the diversion program is governed by Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government
             290      Records Access and Management Act, except that any provision in the diversion agreement
             291      which addresses access to or release of diversion records regarding the licensee shall govern
             292      the access to and release of those records.
             293          (11) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the fact that the licensee
             294      completed a diversion program and the contents of the diversion agreement itself may be
             295      considered by the division in determining the appropriate disciplinary action if the licensee is
             296      charged in the future with the same or similar conduct.
             297          (12) Meetings regarding the diversion program are not subject to Title 52, Chapter 4,
             298      Open and Public Meetings Act.
             299          (13) (a) If, during the course of the diversion agreement, information is brought to the
             300      attention of the director that the licensee made an intentional material misrepresentation of fact
             301      in the stipulation of facts contained in the diversion agreement, the director shall cause to be
             302      served upon the licensee an order to show cause specifying the information relied upon by the
             303      director and setting a time and place for hearing to determine whether or not the licensee made
             304      the intentional material misrepresentation of fact and whether the agreement should be
             305      terminated on that ground.
             306          (b) Proceedings to terminate a diversion agreement on the grounds that the licensee
             307      made an intentional material misrepresentation of fact in the stipulation of facts contained in
             308      the diversion agreement and to issue an order of license revocation shall comply with Title
             309      63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act, except as follows:


             310          (i) the notice of agency action shall be in the form of an order to show cause, which
             311      shall contain all of the information specified in Subsection 63G-4-201 (2), except a statement
             312      that a written response to the order to show cause is required;
             313          (ii) no written response to the order to show cause is required;
             314          (iii) discovery is prohibited, but the division may issue subpoenas or other orders to
             315      compel production of necessary evidence on behalf of either party and all parties shall have
             316      access to information contained in the division's diversion file to the extent permitted by law;
             317          (iv) the hearing shall be held only after timely notice to all parties; and
             318          (v) any agency review or reconsideration of an order terminating a diversion agreement
             319      or of an order of license revocation pursuant to this Subsection (13) shall be limited to the
             320      division director's findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order which arose out of the order
             321      to show cause proceeding.
             322          (c) Upon finding the licensee made an intentional material misrepresentation of fact in
             323      the stipulation of facts contained in the diversion agreement and that terminating the agreement
             324      is in the best interest of the public, and issuing an order to that effect, the director shall issue an
             325      order of license revocation, revoking the licensee's professional license.
             326          (d) The order terminating the diversion agreement and the order of license revocation
             327      shall include findings of fact and conclusions of law as determined by the director following
             328      the hearing or as otherwise stipulated and agreed to by the parties.
             329          (e) If the diversion agreement being terminated was entered into after the division had
             330      commenced an adjudicative proceeding against the licensee, that adjudicative proceeding shall
             331      be considered to be merged into the order of license revocation and it may not constitute a basis
             332      for any separate disciplinary action against the licensee.
             333          (f) The order terminating the diversion agreement and the order of license revocation
             334      shall notify the licensee of the right to request agency review or reconsideration.
             335          (14) (a) If, during the course of the diversion agreement, information is brought to the
             336      attention of the director that the licensee has violated the diversion agreement and if it appears
             337      in the best interest of the public to proceed with charges, the director, after consultation with


             338      the diversion advisory committee, shall cause to be served upon the licensee an order to show
             339      cause specifying the facts relied upon by the director and setting a time and place for hearing to
             340      determine whether or not the licensee has violated the diversion agreement and whether the
             341      agreement should be terminated.
             342          (b) Proceedings to terminate a diversion agreement and to issue an order of license
             343      suspension and probation, and proceedings to terminate the probation and lift the stay of a
             344      license suspension, shall comply with Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act,
             345      except as follows:
             346          (i) the notice of agency action shall be in the form of an order to show cause, which
             347      shall contain all of the information specified in Subsection 63G-4-201 (2), except a statement
             348      that a written response to the order to show cause is required;
             349          (ii) no written response to the order to show cause shall be required;
             350          (iii) discovery is prohibited, but the division may issue subpoenas or other orders to
             351      compel production of necessary evidence on behalf of either party and all parties shall have
             352      access to information contained in the division's diversion file to the extent permitted by law;
             353          (iv) the hearing shall be held only after timely notice to all parties; and
             354          (v) any agency review or reconsideration of an order terminating a diversion agreement
             355      or of an order of license suspension and probation pursuant to this Subsection (14) shall be
             356      limited to the division director's findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order which arose out
             357      of the order to show cause proceeding.
             358          (c) (i) Upon finding the licensee has violated the diversion agreement and that
             359      terminating the agreement is in the best interest of the public, and issuing an order to that
             360      effect, the director shall issue an order of license suspension, suspending the licensee's
             361      professional license, but shall stay that suspension in favor of an order of probation, consisting
             362      of the same terms as those which comprised the diversion agreement.
             363          (ii) The period of probation shall be the time period which remained under the
             364      diversion agreement, or five years from the date of the order of license suspension and
             365      probation, whichever is longer, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.


             366          (iii) The period of probation is tolled during any time in which the licensee does not
             367      have an active license in the state.
             368          (d) (i) The order terminating the diversion agreement and the order of license
             369      suspension and probation shall include findings of fact and conclusions of law as determined
             370      by the director following the hearing or as otherwise stipulated and agreed to by the parties.
             371          (ii) The findings of fact may include those facts to which the licensee stipulated in the
             372      diversion agreement and any additional facts as the director may determine in the course of the
             373      hearing.
             374          (e) If the diversion agreement being terminated was entered into after the division had
             375      commenced an adjudicative proceeding against the licensee, that adjudicative proceeding shall
             376      be considered to be merged into the order of license suspension and probation and it may not
             377      constitute a basis for any separate disciplinary action against the licensee.
             378          (f) The order terminating the diversion agreement and the order of license suspension
             379      and probation shall notify the licensee of the right to request agency review or reconsideration.
             380          (g) (i) The terms and conditions of the order of license suspension and probation may
             381      be amended by order of the director, pursuant to motion or stipulation of the parties.
             382          (ii) The order of the director on the motion shall not be subject to agency review, but is
             383      subject to agency reconsideration under Section 63G-4-302 .
             384          (h) (i) If, during the course of probation, the director has reason to believe the licensee
             385      has violated the order of suspension and probation, the director shall cause to be served upon
             386      the licensee an order to show cause why the probation should not be terminated and the stay of
             387      suspension lifted.
             388          (ii) The order to show cause shall specify the facts relied upon by the director and shall
             389      set a time and place for hearing before the director to determine whether or not the licensee has
             390      violated the order of suspension and probation and whether that order should be terminated and
             391      the stay of suspension lifted.
             392          (15) (a) Nothing in this section precludes the division from issuing an emergency order
             393      pursuant to Section 63G-4-502 .


             394          (b) If the division issues an emergency order against a licensee who is subject to a
             395      diversion agreement with the division, that diversion agreement shall be immediately and
             396      automatically terminated upon the issuance of the emergency order, without compliance with
             397      the provisions of Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             398          (c) (i) A licensee whose diversion agreement has been terminated pursuant to
             399      Subsection (15)(b) is entitled, upon request, to a posttermination hearing to challenge the
             400      termination of the diversion agreement.
             401          (ii) The request shall be considered a request for agency action and shall comply with
             402      the requirements of Subsection 63G-4-201 (3).
             403          (iii) The division shall uphold the termination of the diversion agreement if it finds
             404      that:
             405          (A) the licensee violated the diversion agreement; and
             406          (B) it is in the best interest of the public to terminate the diversion agreement.
             407          (16) The administrative statute of limitations for taking disciplinary action described in
             408      Subsection 58-1-401 [(5)](6) shall be tolled during a diversion program.
             409          Section 6. Section 58-1-502 is amended to read:
             410           58-1-502. Unlawful conduct -- Penalties.
             411          (1) Unless otherwise specified in this title, [any] a person who violates the unlawful
             412      conduct provisions defined in this title is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
             413          (2) (a) If upon inspection or investigation, the division concludes that a person has
             414      violated Subsection 58-1-501 (1)(a) or (c) or any rule or order issued with respect to those
             415      subsections and that disciplinary action is appropriate, the director or the director's designee
             416      from within the division shall promptly:
             417          (i) issue a citation to the person according to this section and any pertinent rules;
             418          (ii) attempt to negotiate a stipulated settlement; or
             419          (iii) notify the person to appear before an adjudicative proceeding conducted under
             420      Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             421          (b) (i) The division may assess a fine under this Subsection (2) against a person who


             422      violates Subsection 58-1-501 (1)(a) or (c) or any rule or order issued with respect to those
             423      subsections as evidenced by:
             424          (A) an uncontested citation;
             425          (B) a stipulated settlement; or
             426          (C) a finding of a violation in an adjudicative proceeding.
             427          (ii) The division may, in addition to or in lieu of a fine under Subsection (2)(b)(i),
             428      order the person to cease and desist from violating Subsection 58-1-501 (1)(a) or (c) or any rule
             429      or order issued with respect to this section.
             430          (c) Except for a cease and desist order, the division may not assess the licensure
             431      sanctions cited in Section 58-1-401 through a citation.
             432          (d) A citation shall:
             433          (i) be in writing;
             434          (ii) describe with particularity the nature of the violation, including a reference to the
             435      provision of the chapter, rule, or order alleged to have been violated;
             436          (iii) clearly state that the recipient must notify the division in writing within 20
             437      calendar days of service of the citation if the recipient wishes to contest the citation at a hearing
             438      conducted under Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act; and
             439          (iv) clearly explain the consequences of failure to timely contest the citation or to make
             440      payment of any fine assessed by the citation within the time specified in the citation.
             441          (e) The division may issue a notice in lieu of a citation.
             442          (f) (i) If within 20 calendar days from the service of the citation, the person to whom
             443      the citation was issued fails to request a hearing to contest the citation, the citation becomes the
             444      final order of the division and is not subject to further agency review.
             445          (ii) The period to contest a citation may be extended by the division for cause.
             446          (g) The division may refuse to issue or renew, suspend, revoke, or place on probation
             447      the license of a licensee who fails to comply with a citation after it becomes final.
             448          (h) The failure of an applicant for licensure to comply with a citation after it becomes
             449      final is a ground for denial of license.


             450          (i) The division may not issue a citation under this section after the expiration of six
             451      months following the occurrence of a violation.
             452          (j) The director or the director's designee shall assess fines according to the following:
             453          (i) for the first offense handled pursuant to Subsection (2)(a), a fine of up to $1,000;
             454          (ii) for a second offense handled pursuant to Subsection (2)(a), a fine of up to $2,000;
             455      and
             456          (iii) for any subsequent offense handled pursuant to Subsection (2)(a), a fine of up to
             457      $2,000 for each day of continued offense.
             458          (3) (a) An action for a first or second offense which has not yet resulted in a final order
             459      of the division may not preclude initiation of any subsequent action for a second or subsequent
             460      offense during the pendency of any preceding action.
             461          (b) The final order on a subsequent action is considered a second or subsequent
             462      offense, respectively, provided the preceding action resulted in a first or second offense,
             463      respectively.
             464          (4) (a) The director may collect a penalty that is not paid by:
             465          (i) either referring the matter to a collection agency; or
             466          (ii) bringing an action in the district court of the county in which the person against
             467      whom the penalty is imposed resides or in the county where the office of the director is located.
             468          (b) Any county attorney or the attorney general of the state shall provide legal
             469      assistance and advice to the director in an action to collect the penalty.
             470          (c) A court may award reasonable attorney fees and costs to the division in an action
             471      brought by the division to enforce the provisions of this section.
             472          Section 7. Section 58-22-302 is amended to read:
             473           58-22-302. Qualifications for licensure.
             474          (1) Each applicant for licensure as a professional engineer shall:
             475          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             476          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             477          (c) provide satisfactory evidence of good moral character;


             478          (d) (i) have graduated and received a bachelors or masters degree from an engineering
             479      program meeting criteria established by rule by the division in collaboration with the board; or
             480          (ii) have completed the Transportation Engineering Technology and Fundamental
             481      Engineering College Program prior to July 1, 1998, under the direction of the Utah Department
             482      of Transportation and as certified by the Utah Department of Transportation;
             483          (e) have successfully completed a program of qualifying experience established by rule
             484      by the division in collaboration with the board;
             485          (f) have successfully passed examinations established by rule by the division in
             486      collaboration with the board; and
             487          (g) meet with the board or representative of the division upon request for the purpose
             488      of evaluating the applicant's qualification for licensure.
             489          (2) Each applicant for licensure as a professional structural engineer shall:
             490          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             491          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             492          (c) provide satisfactory evidence of good moral character;
             493          (d) have graduated and received an earned bachelors or masters degree from an
             494      engineering program meeting criteria established by rule by the division in collaboration with
             495      the board;
             496          (e) have successfully completed three years of licensed professional engineering
             497      experience established by rule by the division in collaboration with the board, except that prior
             498      to January 1, 2009, an applicant for licensure may submit a signed affidavit in a form
             499      prescribed by the division stating that the applicant is currently engaged in the practice of
             500      structural engineering;
             501          (f) have successfully passed examinations established by rule by the division in
             502      collaboration with the board, except that prior to January 1, 2009, an applicant for licensure
             503      may submit a signed affidavit in a form prescribed by the division stating that the applicant is
             504      currently engaged in the practice of structural engineering; and
             505          (g) meet with the board or representative of the division upon request for the purpose


             506      of evaluating the applicant's qualification for licensure.
             507          (3) Each applicant for licensure as a professional land surveyor shall:
             508          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             509          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             510          (c) provide satisfactory evidence of good moral character;
             511          (d) (i) have graduated and received an associates, bachelors, or masters degree from a
             512      land surveying program, or an equivalent land surveying program, such as a program offered by
             513      the Utah College of Applied Technology as approved by the State Board of Regents,
             514      established by rule by the division in collaboration with the board, and have successfully
             515      completed a program of qualifying experience in land surveying established by rule by the
             516      division in collaboration with the board; or
             517          (ii) have successfully completed a program of qualifying experience in land surveying
             518      prior to January 1, 2007, in accordance with rules established by the division in collaboration
             519      with the board;
             520          (e) have successfully passed examinations established by rule by the division in
             521      collaboration with the board; and
             522          (f) meet with the board or representative of the division upon request for the purpose of
             523      evaluating the applicant's qualification for licensure.
             524          (4) Each applicant for licensure by endorsement shall:
             525          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             526          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             527          (c) provide satisfactory evidence of good moral character;
             528          (d) submit satisfactory evidence of:
             529          (i) current licensure in good standing in a jurisdiction recognized by rule by the
             530      division in collaboration with the board;
             531          (ii) having successfully passed an examination established by rule by the division in
             532      collaboration with the board; and
             533          (iii) full-time employment as a principal for at least five of the last seven years


             534      immediately preceding the date of the application as a:
             535          (A) licensed professional engineer[,] for licensure as a professional engineer;
             536          (B) licensed professional structural engineer[,] for licensure as a structural engineer; or
             537          (C) licensed professional land surveyor [as a principal for at least five of the last seven
             538      years immediately preceding the date of the application] for licensure as a professional land
             539      surveyor; and
             540          (e) meet with the board or representative of the division upon request for the purpose
             541      of evaluating the applicant's qualifications for license.
             542          (5) The rules made to implement this section shall be in accordance with Title 63G,
             543      Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             544          Section 8. Section 58-31b-302 is amended to read:
             545           58-31b-302. Qualifications for licensure or certification -- Criminal background
             546      checks.
             547          (1) An applicant for certification as a medication aide shall:
             548          (a) submit an application to the division on a form prescribed by the division;
             549          (b) pay a fee to the division as determined under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             550          (c) have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
             551          (d) have a current certification as a nurse aide, in good standing, from the Department
             552      of Health;
             553          (e) have a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience within the two years prior to
             554      application, working as a certified nurse aide in a long-term care facility;
             555          (f) obtain letters of recommendation from a long-term care facility administrator and
             556      one licensed nurse familiar with the applicant's work practices as a certified nurse aide;
             557          (g) be in a condition of physical and mental health that will permit the applicant to
             558      practice safely as a medication aide certified;
             559          (h) have completed an approved education program or an equivalent as determined by
             560      the division in collaboration with the board;
             561          (i) have passed the examinations as required by division rule made in collaboration


             562      with the board; and
             563          (j) meet with the board, if requested, to determine the applicant's qualifications for
             564      certification.
             565          (2) An applicant for licensure as a licensed practical nurse shall:
             566          (a) submit to the division an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             567          (b) pay to the division a fee determined under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             568          (c) have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
             569          (d) be in a condition of physical and mental health that will permit the applicant to
             570      practice safely as a licensed practical nurse;
             571          (e) have completed an approved practical nursing education program or an equivalent
             572      as determined by the board;
             573          (f) have passed the examinations as required by division rule made in collaboration
             574      with the board; and
             575          (g) meet with the board, if requested, to determine the applicant's qualifications for
             576      licensure.
             577          (3) An applicant for licensure as a registered nurse shall:
             578          (a) submit to the division an application form prescribed by the division;
             579          (b) pay to the division a fee determined under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             580          (c) have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
             581          (d) be in a condition of physical and mental health that will allow the applicant to
             582      practice safely as a registered nurse;
             583          (e) have completed an approved registered nursing education program;
             584          (f) have passed the examinations as required by division rule made in collaboration
             585      with the board; and
             586          (g) meet with the board, if requested, to determine the applicant's qualifications for
             587      licensure.
             588          (4) Applicants for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse shall:
             589          (a) submit to the division an application on a form prescribed by the division;


             590          (b) pay to the division a fee determined under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             591          (c) be in a condition of physical and mental health which will allow the applicant to
             592      practice safely as an advanced practice registered nurse;
             593          (d) hold a current registered nurse license in good standing issued by the state or be
             594      qualified at the time for licensure as a registered nurse;
             595          (e) (i) have earned a graduate degree in:
             596          (A) an advanced practice registered nurse nursing education program; or
             597          (B) a related area of specialized knowledge as determined appropriate by the division
             598      in collaboration with the board; or
             599          (ii) have completed a nurse anesthesia program in accordance with Subsection
             600      (4)(f)(ii);
             601          (f) have completed:
             602          (i) course work in patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and
             603      pharmacotherapeutics from an education program approved by the division in collaboration
             604      with the board; or
             605          (ii) a nurse anesthesia program which is approved by the Council on Accreditation of
             606      Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs;
             607          (g) have successfully completed clinical practice in psychiatric and mental health
             608      nursing, including psychotherapy as defined by division rule, after completion of [the] a
             609      doctorate or master's degree required for licensure, to practice within the psychiatric and mental
             610      health nursing specialty;
             611          (h) have passed the examinations as required by division rule made in collaboration
             612      with the board;
             613          (i) be currently certified by a program approved by the division in collaboration with
             614      the board and submit evidence satisfactory to the division of the certification; and
             615          (j) meet with the board, if requested, to determine the applicant's qualifications for
             616      licensure.
             617          (5) For each applicant for licensure or certification under this chapter:


             618          (a) the applicant shall:
             619          (i) submit fingerprint cards in a form acceptable to the division at the time the
             620      application is filed; and
             621          (ii) consent to a fingerprint background check by the Utah Bureau of Criminal
             622      Identification and the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the application; and
             623          (b) the division shall request the Department of Public Safety to complete a Federal
             624      Bureau of Investigation criminal background check through the national criminal history
             625      system (NCIC) or any successor system.
             626          (6) For purposes of conducting the criminal background checks required in Subsection
             627      (5), the division shall have direct access to criminal background information maintained
             628      pursuant to Title 53, Chapter 10, Part 2, Bureau of Criminal Identification.
             629          (7) (a) (i) Any new nurse license or certification issued under this section shall be
             630      conditional, pending completion of the criminal background check.
             631          (ii) If the criminal background check discloses the applicant has failed to accurately
             632      disclose a criminal history, the license or certification shall be immediately and automatically
             633      revoked.
             634          (b) (i) Any person whose conditional license or certification has been revoked under
             635      Subsection (7)(a) shall be entitled to a postrevocation hearing to challenge the revocation.
             636          (ii) The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 4,
             637      Administrative Procedures Act.
             638          (8) (a) If a person has been charged with a violent felony, as defined in Subsection
             639      76-3-203.5 (1)(c), and, as a result, the person has been convicted, entered a plea of guilty or
             640      nolo contendere, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere held in abeyance pending the
             641      successful completion of probation:
             642          (i) the person is disqualified for licensure under this chapter; and
             643          (ii) (A) if the person is licensed under this chapter, the division:
             644          (I) shall act upon the license as required under Section 58-1-401 ; and
             645          (II) may not renew or subsequently issue a license to the person under this chapter; and


             646          (B) if the person is not licensed under this chapter, the division may not issue a license
             647      to the person under this chapter.
             648          (b) If a person has been charged with a felony other than a violent felony, as defined in
             649      Subsection 76-3-203.5 (1)(c), and, as a result, the person has been convicted, entered a plea of
             650      guilty or nolo contendere, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere held in abeyance
             651      pending the successful completion of probation:
             652          (i) if the person is licensed under this chapter, the division shall determine whether the
             653      felony disqualifies the person for licensure under this chapter and act upon the license, as
             654      required, in accordance with Section 58-1-401 ; and
             655          (ii) if the person is not licensed under this chapter, the person may not file an
             656      application for licensure under this chapter any sooner than five years after having completed
             657      the conditions of the sentence or plea agreement.
             658          Section 9. Section 58-47b-102 is amended to read:
             659           58-47b-102. Definitions.
             660          In addition to the definitions in Section 58-1-102 , as used in this chapter:
             661          (1) "Board" means the Board of Massage Therapy created in Section 58-47b-201 .
             662          (2) "Breast" means the female mammary gland and does not include the muscles,
             663      connective tissue, or other soft tissue of the upper chest.
             664          (3) "Homeostasis" means maintaining, stabilizing, or returning to equilibrium the
             665      muscular system.
             666          (4) "Massage apprentice" means an individual licensed under this chapter as a massage
             667      apprentice to work under the direct supervision of a licensed massage therapist.
             668          (5) "Massage therapist" means an individual licensed under this chapter as a massage
             669      therapist.
             670          (6) "Practice of massage therapy" means:
             671          (a) the examination, assessment, and evaluation of the soft tissue structures of the body
             672      for the purpose of devising a treatment plan to promote homeostasis;
             673          (b) the systematic manual or mechanical manipulation of the soft tissue of the body for


             674      the [therapeutic] purpose of:
             675          (i) promoting the health and well-being of a client;
             676          (ii) enhancing the circulation of the blood and lymph;
             677          (iii) relaxing and lengthening muscles;
             678          (iv) relieving pain;
             679          (v) restoring metabolic balance; [and]
             680          (vi) achieving homeostasis; and
             681          (vii) recreational or other purposes;
             682          (c) the use of the hands or a mechanical or electrical apparatus in connection with this
             683      Subsection (6);
             684          (d) the use of rehabilitative procedures involving the soft tissue of the body;
             685          (e) range of motion or movements without spinal adjustment as set forth in Section
             686      58-73-102 ;
             687          (f) oil rubs, heat lamps, salt glows, hot and cold packs, or tub, shower, steam, and
             688      cabinet baths;
             689          (g) manual traction and stretching exercise;
             690          (h) correction of muscular distortion by treatment of the soft tissues of the body;
             691          (i) counseling, education, and other advisory services to reduce the incidence and
             692      severity of physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain;
             693          (j) similar or related activities and modality techniques; and
             694          (k) the practice described in this Subsection (6) on an animal to the extent permitted
             695      by:
             696          (i) Subsection 58-28-307 (12);
             697          (ii) the provisions of this chapter; and
             698          (iii) division rule.
             699          (7) "Soft tissue" means the muscles and related connective tissue.
             700          (8) "Unlawful conduct" is as defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-47b-501 .
             701          (9) "Unprofessional conduct" is as defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-47b-502 and as


             702      may be further defined by division rule.
             703          Section 10. Section 58-55-302.7 is amended to read:
             704           58-55-302.7. Continuing education requirements for electricians, elevator
             705      mechanics, and plumbers.
             706          (1) As used in this section:
             707          (a) "Licensed electrician" means an individual licensed under this chapter as an
             708      apprentice electrician, journeyman electrician, master electrician, residential journeyman
             709      electrician, or residential master electrician.
             710          (b) "Licensed elevator mechanic" means an individual licensed under this chapter as an
             711      elevator mechanic.
             712          [(b)] (c) "Licensed plumber" means an individual licensed under this chapter as an
             713      apprentice plumber, journeyman plumber, master plumber, residential journeyman plumber, or
             714      residential master plumber.
             715          (2) Beginning December 1, 2010, during each two-year renewal cycle established by
             716      rule under Subsection 58-55-303 (1):
             717          (a) a licensed electrician shall complete 16 hours of continuing education under the
             718      continuing education program established under this section; [and]
             719          (b) a licensed plumber shall complete 12 hours of continuing education under the
             720      continuing education program established under this section[.]; and
             721          (c) a licensed elevator mechanic shall complete eight hours of continuing education
             722      under the continuing education program established under this section.
             723          (3) The commission shall, with the concurrence of the division, establish by rule:
             724          (a) a continuing education program for licensed electricians; [and]
             725          (b) a continuing education program for licensed elevator mechanics; and
             726          [(b)] (c) a continuing education program for licensed plumbers.
             727          (4) The division may contract with a person to establish and maintain a continuing
             728      education registry to include:
             729          (a) an online application for a continuing education course provider to apply to the


             730      division for approval of the course for inclusion in the continuing education program;
             731          (b) a list of courses that the division has approved for inclusion in the continuing
             732      education program; and
             733          (c) a list of courses that:
             734          (i) a licensed electrician, licensed elevator mechanic, or licensed plumber has
             735      completed under the continuing education program; and
             736          (ii) the licensed electrician, licensed elevator mechanic, or licensed plumber may
             737      access to monitor compliance with the continuing education requirement under Subsection (2).
             738          (5) The division may charge a fee, established by the division under Section 63J-1-504 ,
             739      to administer the requirements of this section.
             740          Section 11. Section 58-55-303 is amended to read:
             741           58-55-303. Term of license -- Expiration -- Renewal.
             742          (1) (a) Each license issued under this chapter shall be issued in accordance with a
             743      two-year renewal cycle established by rule.
             744          (b) The division may by rule extend or shorten a renewal period by as much as one year
             745      to stagger the renewal cycle it administers.
             746          (2) At the time of renewal, the licensee shall show satisfactory evidence of:
             747          (a) continuing financial responsibility as required under Section 58-55-306 ;
             748          (b) for a contractor licensee, completion of six hours of approved continuing education,
             749      as required in Section 58-55-302.5 ; and
             750          (c) if the licensee is an apprentice electrician or plumber, journeyman electrician or
             751      plumber, master electrician or plumber, residential journeyman electrician or plumber, or
             752      residential master electrician or plumber, completion of the number of hours of continuing
             753      education specified under Section 58-55-302.7 .
             754          (3) Each license automatically expires on the expiration date shown on the license
             755      unless the licensee renews the license in accordance with Section 58-1-308 .
             756          (4) The requirements of Subsection 58-55-302 (9) shall also apply to applicants seeking
             757      to renew or reinstate a license.


             758          (5) In addition to any other requirements imposed by law, if a license has been
             759      suspended or revoked for any reason, the applicant:
             760          (a) shall pay in full all fines imposed by the division;
             761          (b) resolve any outstanding citations or disciplinary actions with the division;
             762          (c) satisfy any Section 58-55-503 judgment and sentence or nontrial resolution;
             763          (d) complete a new financial responsibility review as required under Section
             764      58-55-306 , using only titled assets; and
             765          (e) pay in full any reimbursement amount as provided in Title 38, Chapter 11,
             766      Residence Lien Restriction and Lien Recovery Fund Act.
             767          [(6) At the time of license renewal, each elevator contract licensee and elevator
             768      mechanic licensee shall show satisfactory evidence of having completed eight hours of
             769      approved professional education during the last year of a two-year period in accordance with
             770      standards defined by rule by the division in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             771      Administrative Rulemaking Act.]
             772          Section 12. Section 58-78-302 is amended to read:
             773           58-78-302. Qualifications for licensure -- Licensure by credential.
             774          (1) Except as provided in Subsection [(4)] (2), an applicant for licensure as a
             775      vocational rehabilitation counselor under this chapter shall:
             776          (a) submit an application in a form as prescribed by the division;
             777          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 to recover the
             778      costs of administering licensing requirements relating to vocational rehabilitation counselors;
             779          (c) be of good moral character;
             780          (d) provide satisfactory evidence of having earned a master's degree in rehabilitation
             781      counseling or a related field;
             782          (e) provide satisfactory evidence of having 4,000 hours of disability related work
             783      experience under the supervision of a licensed vocational rehabilitation counselor, except as
             784      otherwise provided in Subsection (2); and
             785          (f) [after January 1, 2011,] meet the examination requirement established by rule by the


             786      division in collaboration with the board.
             787          [(2) Beginning January 1, 2010, and ending December 31, 2010, an applicant is not
             788      required to verify that the 4,000 hours of work experience required under Subsection (1)(e) was
             789      done under the supervision of a vocational rehabilitation counselor licensed under this chapter.]
             790          [(3) An applicant may satisfy the requirement of Subsection (1)(d) if, prior to January
             791      1, 2011, the applicant provides satisfactory evidence of:]
             792          [(a) having earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;]
             793          [(b) at least 10 years experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling or a disability
             794      related field;]
             795          [(c) currently practicing vocational rehabilitation counseling in Utah; and]
             796          [(d) holding a national certification as a:]
             797          [(i) Certified Rehabilitation Counselor;]
             798          [(ii) Certified Vocational Evaluator; or]
             799          [(iii) Certified Disability Management Specialist.]
             800          [(4)] (2) The division may issue a license under this chapter to an individual who is
             801      licensed in another state or jurisdiction to practice vocational rehabilitation counseling if the
             802      division finds that the other state or jurisdiction has substantially the same or higher licensure
             803      requirements as this state.
             804          Section 13. Section 58-78-303 is amended to read:
             805           58-78-303. Term of license -- Expiration -- Renewal.
             806          (1) The division shall issue each license under this chapter in accordance with [an
             807      annual] a two-year renewal cycle established by rule.
             808          (2) Each license automatically expires on the expiration date shown on the license
             809      unless renewed by the licensee in accordance with Section 58-1-308 .
             810          (3) Each person holding a license under this chapter as a vocational rehabilitation
             811      counselor shall complete in each period of licensure a program of qualifying continuing
             812      professional education in accordance with standards defined by rule.
             813          Section 14. Section 58-83-401 is amended to read:


             814           58-83-401. Grounds for denial of license -- Disciplinary proceedings --
             815      Termination of authority to prescribe -- Immediate and significant danger.
             816          (1) Grounds for refusing to issue a license to an applicant, for refusing to renew the
             817      license of a licensee, for revoking, suspending, restricting, or placing on probation the license
             818      of a licensee, for issuing a public [or private] reprimand to a licensee, and for issuing a cease
             819      and desist order:
             820          (a) shall be in accordance with Section 58-1-401 ; and
             821          (b) includes:
             822          (i) prescribing, dispensing, or facilitating the prescribing or dispensing of a drug not
             823      approved by the board under Section 58-83-306 ; or
             824          (ii) any other violation of this chapter.
             825          (2) The termination or expiration of a license under this chapter for any reason does not
             826      limit the division's authority to start or continue any investigation or adjudicative proceeding.
             827          (3) (a) Because of the working business relationship between and among the online
             828      prescriber, the Internet facilitator, and the online contract pharmacy, each entity's ability to
             829      comply with this chapter may depend in some respects on the actions of the others.
             830          (b) It is possible that a particular action or inaction by the online prescriber, the Internet
             831      facilitator, or the online contract pharmacy could have the effect of causing the other licensed
             832      entities to be out of compliance with this chapter, and each entity may, therefore, be held
             833      accountable for any related party's non-compliance, if the party knew or reasonably should
             834      have known of the other person's non-compliance.
             835          (4) (a) An online prescriber may lose the practitioner's professional license to prescribe
             836      any drug under this title if the online prescriber knew or reasonably should have known that the
             837      provisions of this chapter were violated by the online prescriber, the Internet facilitator, or the
             838      online contract pharmacy.
             839          (b) It is not a defense to an alleged violation under this chapter that the alleged
             840      violation was a result of an action or inaction not by the charged party but by the related online
             841      prescriber, the online contract pharmacy, or the Internet facilitator.


             842          (5) The following actions may result in an immediate suspension of the online
             843      prescriber's license, the online contract pharmacy's license, or the Internet facilitator's license,
             844      and each is considered an immediate and significant danger to the public health, safety, or
             845      welfare requiring immediate action by the division pursuant to Section 63G-4-502 to terminate
             846      the delivery of online pharmaceutical services by the licensee:
             847          (a) online prescribing, dispensing, or facilitation with respect to:
             848          (i) a person under the age of 18 years;
             849          (ii) a legend drug not authorized by the division in accordance with Section 58-83-306 ;
             850      and
             851          (iii) any controlled substance;
             852          (b) violating this chapter after having been given reasonable opportunity to cure the
             853      violation;
             854          (c) using the name or official seal of the state, the Utah Department of Commerce, or
             855      the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, or their boards, in an
             856      unauthorized manner; or
             857          (d) failing to respond to a request from the division within the time frame requested
             858      for:
             859          (i) an audit of the website; or
             860          (ii) records of the online prescriber, the Internet facilitator, or the online contract
             861      pharmacy.
             862          Section 15. Section 63G-4-102 is amended to read:
             863           63G-4-102. Scope and applicability of chapter.
             864          (1) Except as set forth in Subsection (2), and except as otherwise provided by a statute
             865      superseding provisions of this chapter by explicit reference to this chapter, the provisions of
             866      this chapter apply to every agency of the state and govern:
             867          (a) state agency action that determines the legal rights, duties, privileges, immunities,
             868      or other legal interests of an identifiable person, including agency action to grant, deny, revoke,
             869      suspend, modify, annul, withdraw, or amend an authority, right, or license; and


             870          (b) judicial review of the action.
             871          (2) This chapter does not govern:
             872          (a) the procedure for making agency rules, or judicial review of the procedure or rules;
             873          (b) the issuance of a notice of a deficiency in the payment of a tax, the decision to
             874      waive a penalty or interest on taxes, the imposition of and penalty or interest on taxes, or the
             875      issuance of a tax assessment, except that this chapter governs an agency action commenced by
             876      a taxpayer or by another person authorized by law to contest the validity or correctness of the
             877      action;
             878          (c) state agency action relating to extradition, to the granting of a pardon or parole, a
             879      commutation or termination of a sentence, or to the rescission, termination, or revocation of
             880      parole or probation, to the discipline of, resolution of a grievance of, supervision of,
             881      confinement of, or the treatment of an inmate or resident of a correctional facility, the Utah
             882      State Hospital, the Utah State Developmental Center, or a person in the custody or jurisdiction
             883      of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, or a person on probation or parole, or
             884      judicial review of the action;
             885          (d) state agency action to evaluate, discipline, employ, transfer, reassign, or promote a
             886      student or teacher in a school or educational institution, or judicial review of the action;
             887          (e) an application for employment and internal personnel action within an agency
             888      concerning its own employees, or judicial review of the action;
             889          (f) the issuance of a citation or assessment under Title 34A, Chapter 6, Utah
             890      Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Title 58, [Chapter 3a, Architects Licensing Act,
             891      Chapter 11a, Cosmetologist/Barber, Esthetician, Electrologist, and Nail Technician Licensing
             892      Act, Chapter 17b, Pharmacy Practice Act, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and Professional
             893      Land Surveyors Licensing Act, Chapter 53, Landscape Architects Licensing Act, Chapter 55,
             894      Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act, Chapter 63, Security Personnel Licensing Act, and
             895      Chapter 76, Professional Geologist Licensing Act] Occupations and Professions, except that
             896      this chapter governs an agency action commenced by the employer, licensee, or other person
             897      authorized by law to contest the validity or correctness of the citation or assessment;


             898          (g) state agency action relating to management of state funds, the management and
             899      disposal of school and institutional trust land assets, and contracts for the purchase or sale of
             900      products, real property, supplies, goods, or services by or for the state, or by or for an agency of
             901      the state, except as provided in those contracts, or judicial review of the action;
             902          (h) state agency action under Title 7, Chapter 1, Article 3, Powers and Duties of
             903      Commissioner of Financial Institutions, Title 7, Chapter 2, Possession of Depository Institution
             904      by Commissioner, Title 7, Chapter 19, Acquisition of Failing Depository Institutions or
             905      Holding Companies, and Title 63G, Chapter 7, Governmental Immunity Act of Utah, or
             906      judicial review of the action;
             907          (i) the initial determination of a person's eligibility for unemployment benefits, the
             908      initial determination of a person's eligibility for benefits under Title 34A, Chapter 2, Workers'
             909      Compensation Act, and Title 34A, Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act, or the initial
             910      determination of a person's unemployment tax liability;
             911          (j) state agency action relating to the distribution or award of a monetary grant to or
             912      between governmental units, or for research, development, or the arts, or judicial review of the
             913      action;
             914          (k) the issuance of a notice of violation or order under Title 26, Chapter 8a, Utah
             915      Emergency Medical Services System Act, Title 19, Chapter 2, Air Conservation Act, Title 19,
             916      Chapter 3, Radiation Control Act, Title 19, Chapter 4, Safe Drinking Water Act, Title 19,
             917      Chapter 5, Water Quality Act, Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 1, Solid and Hazardous Waste Act,
             918      Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 4, Underground Storage Tank Act, or Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 7, Used
             919      Oil Management Act, or Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 10, Mercury Switch Removal Act, except
             920      that this chapter governs an agency action commenced by a person authorized by law to contest
             921      the validity or correctness of the notice or order;
             922          (l) state agency action, to the extent required by federal statute or regulation, to be
             923      conducted according to federal procedures;
             924          (m) the initial determination of a person's eligibility for government or public
             925      assistance benefits;


             926          (n) state agency action relating to wildlife licenses, permits, tags, and certificates of
             927      registration;
             928          (o) a license for use of state recreational facilities;
             929          (p) state agency action under Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             930      Management Act, except as provided in Section 63G-2-603 ;
             931          (q) state agency action relating to the collection of water commissioner fees and
             932      delinquency penalties, or judicial review of the action;
             933          (r) state agency action relating to the installation, maintenance, and repair of headgates,
             934      caps, values, or other water controlling works and weirs, flumes, meters, or other water
             935      measuring devices, or judicial review of the action;
             936          (s) the issuance and enforcement of an initial order under Section 73-2-25 ;
             937          (t) (i) a hearing conducted by the Division of Securities under Section 61-1-11.1 ; and
             938          (ii) an action taken by the Division of Securities pursuant to a hearing conducted under
             939      Section 61-1-11.1 , including a determination regarding the fairness of an issuance or exchange
             940      of securities described in Subsection 61-1-11.1 (1); and
             941          (u) state agency action relating to water well driller licenses, water well drilling
             942      permits, water well driller registration, or water well drilling construction standards, or judicial
             943      review of the action.
             944          (3) This chapter does not affect a legal remedy otherwise available to:
             945          (a) compel an agency to take action; or
             946          (b) challenge an agency's rule.
             947          (4) This chapter does not preclude an agency, prior to the beginning of an adjudicative
             948      proceeding, or the presiding officer during an adjudicative proceeding from:
             949          (a) requesting or ordering a conference with parties and interested persons to:
             950          (i) encourage settlement;
             951          (ii) clarify the issues;
             952          (iii) simplify the evidence;
             953          (iv) facilitate discovery; or


             954          (v) expedite the proceeding; or
             955          (b) granting a timely motion to dismiss or for summary judgment if the requirements of
             956      Rule 12(b) or Rule 56 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure are met by the moving party,
             957      except to the extent that the requirements of those rules are modified by this chapter.
             958          (5) (a) A declaratory proceeding authorized by Section 63G-4-503 is not governed by
             959      this chapter, except as explicitly provided in that section.
             960          (b) Judicial review of a declaratory proceeding authorized by Section 63G-4-503 is
             961      governed by this chapter.
             962          (6) This chapter does not preclude an agency from enacting a rule affecting or
             963      governing an adjudicative proceeding or from following the rule, if the rule is enacted
             964      according to the procedures outlined in Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
             965      Act, and if the rule conforms to the requirements of this chapter.
             966          (7) (a) If the attorney general issues a written determination that a provision of this
             967      chapter would result in the denial of funds or services to an agency of the state from the federal
             968      government, the applicability of the provision to that agency shall be suspended to the extent
             969      necessary to prevent the denial.
             970          (b) The attorney general shall report the suspension to the Legislature at its next
             971      session.
             972          (8) Nothing in this chapter may be interpreted to provide an independent basis for
             973      jurisdiction to review final agency action.
             974          (9) Nothing in this chapter may be interpreted to restrict a presiding officer, for good
             975      cause shown, from lengthening or shortening a time period prescribed in this chapter, except
             976      the time period established for judicial review.
             977          Section 16. Section 78B-6-205 is amended to read:
             978           78B-6-205. Judicial Council rules for ADR procedures.
             979          (1) To promote the use of ADR procedures, the Judicial Council may by rule establish
             980      experimental and permanent ADR programs administered by the Administrative Office of the
             981      Courts under the supervision of the director of Dispute Resolution Programs.


             982          (2) The rules of the Judicial Council shall be based upon the purposes and provisions
             983      of this part. Any procedural and evidentiary rules adopted by the Supreme Court may not
             984      impinge on the constitutional rights of any parties.
             985          (3) The rules of the Judicial Council shall include provisions:
             986          (a) to orient parties and their counsel to the ADR program, ADR procedures, and the
             987      rules of the Judicial Council;
             988          (b) to identify types of civil actions that qualify for ADR procedures;
             989          (c) to refer to ADR procedures all or particular issues within a civil action;
             990          (d) to protect persons not parties to the civil action whose rights may be affected in the
             991      resolution of the dispute;
             992          (e) to ensure that no party or its attorney is prejudiced for electing, in good faith, not to
             993      participate in an optional ADR procedure;
             994          (f) to exempt any case from the ADR program in which the objectives of ADR would
             995      not be realized;
             996          (g) to create timetables to ensure that the ADR procedure is instituted and completed
             997      without undue delay or expense;
             998          (h) to establish the qualifications of ADR providers for each form of ADR procedure
             999      including that[: (i) an ADR provider may, but need not be, a certified ADR provider pursuant
             1000      to Title 58, Chapter 39a, Alternative Dispute Resolution Providers Certification Act; and (ii)]
             1001      formal education in any particular field may not, by itself, be either a prerequisite or sufficient
             1002      qualification to serve as an ADR provider under the program authorized by this part;
             1003          (i) to govern the conduct of each type of ADR procedure, including the site at which
             1004      the procedure is conducted;
             1005          (j) to establish the means for the selection of an ADR provider for each form of ADR
             1006      procedure;
             1007          (k) to determine the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the ADR provider for each
             1008      form of ADR procedure;
             1009          (l) to establish a code of ethics applicable to ADR providers with means for its


             1010      enforcement;
             1011          (m) to protect and preserve the privacy and confidentiality of ADR procedures;
             1012          (n) to protect and preserve the privacy rights of the persons attending the ADR
             1013      procedures;
             1014          (o) to permit waiver of all or part of fees assessed for referral of a case to the ADR
             1015      program on a showing of impecuniosity or other compelling reason;
             1016          (p) to authorize imposition of sanctions for failure of counsel or parties to participate in
             1017      good faith in the ADR procedure assigned;
             1018          (q) to assess the fees to cover the cost of compensation for the services of the ADR
             1019      provider and reimbursement for the provider's allowable, out-of-pocket expenses and
             1020      disbursements; and
             1021          (r) to allow vacation of an award by a court as provided in Section 78B-11-124 .
             1022          (4) The Judicial Council may, from time to time, limit the application of its ADR rules
             1023      to particular judicial districts.
             1024          Section 17. Repealer.
             1025          This bill repeals:
             1026          Section 58-39a-1, Short title.
             1027          Section 58-39a-2, Definitions.
             1028          Section 58-39a-3, Board -- Composition -- Duties.
             1029          Section 58-39a-4, Certification and recognition of certification by other states.
             1030          Section 58-39a-5, Qualifications for certification.
             1031          Section 58-39a-5.5, Term of certificate -- Expiration -- Renewal.
             1032          Section 58-39a-6, Grounds for denial of certificate -- Disciplinary proceedings.


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