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UTAH STATE SENATE

UTAH STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX * 320 STATE CAPITOL

P.O. BOX 145115 * SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84114-5115 * (801) 538-1035

        February 7, 2012
Mr. President:

    The Business and Labor Committee reports a favorable recommendation on S.B. 53, RECREATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT AMENDMENTS, by Senator G. Davis, with the following amendments:

1.    Page 4, Lines 110 through 112 :    

             110          (vii) serving as a resource to help a person find recreation opportunities that will
             111      promote the person's physical, cognitive, social, behavioral, emotional,

{   and   }        or       spiritual health and

             112      well-being; and

2.    Page 6, Lines 152 through 159 :    

             152          (d) one member of the general public.
             153          (2) The
{   governor shall appoint members of the   } board        shall be appointed and serve       in accordance with Section

             154      58-1-201 .
             155          [(2) The board shall consist of two master therapeutic recreational specialists, one
             156      therapeutic recreational specialist, one therapeutic recreational technician, and one member
             157      appointed from the general public.]
             158          (3) (a) The [board's duties, functions, and responsibilities] duties and responsibilities of
             159      the board shall [comply] be in accordance with Sections 58-1-202 [through] and 58-1-203 .


3.    Page 9, Line 248 through Page 10, Line 280 :    

             248     
Part 5. Unlawful and Unprofessional Conduct -- Penalties

             249          58-40-501. Unlawful conduct.
             250          "Unlawful conduct" includes:
             251          (1) providing, leading, facilitating, teaching, or offering to provide or teach recreational
             252      therapy services unless licensed under this chapter or exempted from licensure under Section
             253      58-1-307 or 58-40-305 ;
{   and   }

             254          (2) using the initials MTRS, TRS, or TRT, or other abbreviation, term, title, or sign
             255      relating to the practice of recreational therapy services unless licensed under this chapter
{   .   }        ; and

(3) employing or aiding and abetting the employment of an unqualified or unlicensed person to:
(a) practice as a recreational therapist; or
(b) provide recreational therapy services.  

             256          Section 12. Section 58-40-502 is enacted to read:
             257          58-40-502. Unprofessional conduct.
             258          "Unprofessional conduct" includes:
             259          
{   (1) employing or aiding and abetting the employment of an unqualified or unlicensed

             260      person to:
             261          (a) practice as a recreational therapist; or
             262          (b) provide recreational therapy services;  
}

             263          
{   (2)   }        (1)       failing to supervise a therapeutic recreation technician, a student intern, or a

             264      temporarily licensed therapeutic recreation specialist when required to do so under this chapter
             265      or by rule;
             266          
{   (3)   }        (2)       failing to keep or maintain a recreational therapy treatment plan;

             267          
{   (4)   }        (3)       failing to safeguard a person's right to privacy as to the person's identity, condition,


             268
     diagnosis, personal effects, or other matters about which the licensee is privileged to know
             269      from providing recreational therapy services;
             270          
{   (5)   }        (4)       failing to report to the division the unsafe, unethical, or illegal practice of a person

             271      who is providing recreational therapy services;
             272          
{   (6)   }        (5)       making sexual advances to a patient, requesting sexual intercourse or sexual favors

             273      from a patient, or engaging in other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in the
             274      presence of a patient;
             275          
{   (7)   }        (6)       exploiting a patient or former patient for personal gain;

             276          
{   (8)   }        (7)       possessing or dispensing illegal or non-prescribed prescription drugs or

             277      medications;
             278          
{   (9)   }        (8)       using or being under the influence of alcohol or an illegal or non-prescribed

             279      prescription drug or medication while performing recreational therapy services; and
             280          
{   (10)   }        (9)       other actions as defined by division rule.


1.    Page 1, Lines 19 through 20 :    

             19          .    clarifies the scope of practice and other requirements of a person licensed under the
             20      act;
{   and   }       

    .    extends the sunset date of the Recreational Therapy Practice Act; and  


2.    Page 1, Line 26 :    

             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
  AMENDS:

    63I-1-258, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 188  


3.    Page 11, Line 335 through Page 12, Line 336 :    



             335          (d) expected outcomes related to the goals and objectives.
      Section 15. Section 63I-1-258 is amended to read:      

     63I-1-258 .   Repeal dates, Title 58.
     (1) Title 58, Chapter 9, Funeral Services Licensing Act, is repealed July 1, 2018.
     (2) Title 58, Chapter 13, Health Care Providers Immunity from Liability Act, is repealed July 1, 2016.
     (3) Title 58, Chapter 15, Health Facility Administrator Act, is repealed July 1, 2015.
     (4) Title 58, Chapter 20a, Environmental Health Scientist Act, is repealed July 1, 2013.
     (5) Title 58, Chapter 40, Recreational Therapy Practice Act, is repealed July 1,
{   2013   }        2023       .

     (6) Title 58, Chapter 41, Speech-language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Act, is repealed July 1, 2019.
     (7) Title 58, Chapter 42a, Occupational Therapy Practice Act, is repealed July 1, 2015.
     (8) Title 58, Chapter 46a, Hearing Instrument Specialist Licensing Act, is repealed July 1, 2013.
     (9) Title 58, Chapter 47b, Massage Therapy Practice Act, is repealed July 1, 2014.
     (10) Title 58, Chapter 72, Acupuncture Licensing Act, is repealed July 1, 2017.
     (11) Section 58-13-2.5 is repealed July 1, 2013.
             336          Section
{   15   }        16       . Repealer.

        Respectfully,

        John L. Valentine
        Committee Chair

Voting: 7-0-1
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