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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill repeals Utah Code provisions requiring reports, primarily to various entities of
11 the Utah Legislature, on health and human services issues, and repeals expired or
12 discontinued programs.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . repeals and amends provisions requiring reports, primarily to various entities of the
16 Utah Legislature, on health and human services issues, including expired reporting
18 . repeals the Utah Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool's expired pilot program for
19 hemophilia and bleeding disorders;
20 . repeals the Families, Agencies, and Communities Together for Children and Youth
21 At Risk Act (FACT); and
22 . makes conforming amendments.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 4-3-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
30 26-1-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
31 26-1-36, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 287
32 26-1-37, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 68
33 26-1-38, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
34 26-4-28, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 205
35 26-7-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 192
36 26-18-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 28 and 242
37 26-18-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 369
38 26-18-10, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 369
39 26-18-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
40 26-18-406, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 166
41 26-18-604, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 362
42 26-18a-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
43 26-18b-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
44 26-33a-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 297
45 26-40-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 28 and 369
46 26-40-109, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 53
47 26-47-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
48 26-47-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
49 26-52-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 242 and 402
50 31A-22-626, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 116
51 31A-22-633, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 123
52 35A-3-207, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
53 51-9-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 90 and 242
54 53A-15-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
55 58-37f-801, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 287
56 58-77-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 365
57 59-14-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 341
58 62A-3-110, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
59 62A-5-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 75
60 62A-5a-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
61 62A-15-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
62 62A-15-712, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 78
63 63C-8-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
64 63I-1-263 (Effective 05/01/13), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 126,
65 206, 347, 369, and 395
66 63J-1-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 242 and 341
68 26-10b-105, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 340
69 26-18-3.3, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 162
70 31A-29-113.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
71 63M-9-101, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
72 63M-9-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
73 63M-9-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
74 63M-9-104, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
75 63M-9-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 286
76 63M-9-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 286
77 63M-9-203, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
78 63M-9-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 324
79 63M-9-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3 and renumbered and
80 amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
81 63M-9-402, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
82 63M-9-501, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
84 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
85 Section 1. Section 4-3-14 is amended to read:
86 4-3-14. Sale of raw milk -- Suspension of producer's permit -- Severability not
88 (1) As used in this section:
89 (a) "Batch" means all the milk emptied from one bulk tank and bottled in a single day.
90 (b) "Self-owned retail store" means a retail store:
91 (i) of which the producer owns at least 51% of the value of the real property and
92 tangible personal property used in the operations of the retail store; or
93 (ii) for which the producer has the power to vote at least 51% of any class of voting
94 shares or ownership interest in the business entity that operates the retail store.
95 (2) Raw milk may be sold if:
96 (a) the producer obtains a permit from the department to produce milk under
97 Subsection 4-3-8 (5);
98 (b) the sale and delivery of the milk is made upon the premises where the milk is
99 produced, except as provided by Subsection (3);
100 (c) it is sold to consumers for household use and not for resale;
101 (d) it is bottled or packaged under sanitary conditions and in sanitary containers on the
102 premises where the milk is produced;
103 (e) it is labeled "raw milk" and meets the labeling requirements under 21 C.F.R. Parts
104 101 and 131 and rules established by the department;
105 (f) it is:
106 (i) cooled to 50 degrees Fahrenheit or a lower temperature within one hour after being
107 drawn from the animal;
108 (ii) further cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within two hours of being drawn from the
109 animal; and
110 (iii) maintained at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or a lower temperature until it is delivered to
111 the consumer;
112 (g) the bacterial count of the milk does not exceed 20,000 colony forming units per
114 (h) the bacterial plate count and the coliform count of the milk meet the bacterial and
115 coliform enforcement standards for grade A pasteurized milk;
116 (i) the production of the milk conforms to departmental rules for the production of
117 grade A milk;
118 (j) all dairy animals on the premises are:
119 (i) permanently and individually identifiable; and
120 (ii) free of tuberculosis, brucellosis, and other diseases carried through milk; and
121 (k) any person on the premises performing any work in connection with the production,
122 bottling, handling, or sale of the milk is free from communicable disease.
123 (3) A producer may sell raw whole milk at a self-owned retail store, which is properly
124 staffed, if, in addition to the requirements of Subsection (2), the producer:
125 (a) transports the milk from the premises where the milk is produced to the self-owned
126 retail store in a refrigerated truck where the milk is maintained at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or a
127 lower temperature;
128 (b) retains ownership of the milk until it is sold to the final consumer, including
129 transporting the milk from the premises where the milk is produced to the self-owned retail
130 store without any:
131 (i) intervening storage;
132 (ii) change of ownership; or
133 (iii) loss of physical control;
134 (c) stores the milk at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or a lower temperature in a display case
135 equipped with a properly calibrated thermometer at the self-owned retail store;
136 (d) places a sign above the display case at the self-owned retail store that reads, "Raw
137 Unpasteurized Milk";
138 (e) labels the milk with:
139 (i) a date, no more than nine days after the milk is produced, by which the milk should
140 be sold;
141 (ii) the statement "Raw milk, no matter how carefully produced, may be unsafe.";
142 (iii) handling instructions to preserve quality and avoid contamination or spoilage; and
143 (iv) any other information required by rule;
144 (f) refrains from offering the milk for sale until:
145 (i) each batch of milk is tested for standard plate count and coliform count from an
146 official sample taken at the self-owned retail store and tested by a third party certified by the
147 department; and
148 (ii) the test results meet the minimum standards established for those tests;
149 (g) (i) maintains a database of the milk sales; and
150 (ii) makes the database available to the Department of Health during the self-owned
151 retail store's business hours for purposes of epidemiological investigation;
152 (h) refrains from offering any pasteurized milk at the self-owned retail store;
153 (i) ensures that the plant and retail store complies with Title 4, Chapter 5, Utah
154 Wholesome Food Act, and the rules governing food establishments enacted under Section
155 4-5-9 ;
156 (j) participates in a hazard analysis critical control point system as established by the
157 United States Food and Drug Administration;
158 (k) conducts monthly tests on a sample taken from a batch of milk for:
159 (i) Listeria monocytogenes;
160 (ii) Salmonella typhimurium;
161 (iii) Salmonella dublin;
162 (iv) Campylobacter jejuni; and
163 (v) E. Coli 0157:H7; and
164 (l) complies with all applicable rules adopted as authorized by this chapter.
165 (4) The person conducting the tests required by Subsection (3) shall send a copy of the
166 test results to the department as soon as the test results are available.
167 (5) (a) The department shall adopt rules, as authorized by Section 4-3-2 , governing the
168 sale of raw whole milk at a self-owned retail store.
169 (b) The rules adopted by the department shall include rules regarding:
170 (i) permits;
171 (ii) building and premises requirements;
172 (iii) sanitation and operating requirements, including bulk milk tanks requirements;
173 (iv) additional tests, including a test for pathogens;
174 (v) frequency of inspections, including random cooler checks;
175 (vi) recordkeeping; and
176 (vii) packaging and labeling.
177 (c) (i) The department shall establish a fee for the tests and inspections required by this
178 section and by rule by following the procedures and requirements of Section 63J-1-504 .
179 (ii) Notwithstanding Section 63J-1-504 , the department shall retain the fees as
180 dedicated credits and may only use the fees to administer and enforce this section.
181 (6) (a) The department shall suspend a permit issued under Section 4-3-8 if a producer
182 violates any provision of this section or any rules adopted as authorized by this section.
183 (b) The department may reissue a permit that has been suspended under Subsection
184 (6)(a) if the producer has complied with all of the requirements of this section and rules
185 adopted as authorized by this section.
191 person or circumstance is held invalid by a final decision of a court of competent jurisdiction,
192 the remainder of the section may not be given effect without the invalid subsection or
194 (b) The provisions of this section may not be severed.
195 Section 2. Section 26-1-4 is amended to read:
196 26-1-4. Department of Health created -- Policymaking responsibilities --
197 Consultation with local health departments -- Committee to evaluate health policies and
198 to review federal grants -- Committee responsibilities.
199 (1) There is created the Department of Health, which has all of the policymaking
200 functions, regulatory and enforcement powers, rights, duties, and responsibilities of the
201 Division of Health, the Board of Health, the State Health Planning Development Agency, and
202 the Office of Health Care Financing. Unless otherwise specifically provided, when reference is
203 made in any statute of this state to the Board of Health, the Division of Health, the State Health
204 Planning Development Agency, or the Office of Health Care Financing, it refers to the
205 department. The department shall assume all of the policymaking functions, powers, rights,
206 duties, and responsibilities over the division, agency, and office previously vested in the
207 Department of Human Services and its executive director.
208 (2) In establishing public health policy, the department shall consult with the local
209 health departments established under Title 26A, Chapter 1, Local Health Departments.
210 (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3):
211 (i) "Committee" means the committee established under Subsection (3)(b).
212 (ii) "Exempt application" means an application for a federal grant that meets the
213 criteria established under Subsection (3)(c)(iii).
214 (iii) "Expedited application" means an application for a federal grant that meets the
215 criteria established under Subsection (3)(c)(iv).
216 (iv) "Federal grant" means a grant from the federal government that could provide
217 funds for local health departments to help them fulfill their duties and responsibilities.
218 (v) "Reviewable application" means an application for a federal grant that is not an
219 exempt application.
220 (b) The department shall establish a committee consisting of:
221 (i) the executive director, or the executive director's designee;
222 (ii) two representatives of the department, appointed by the executive director; and
223 (iii) three representatives of local health departments, appointed by all local health
225 (c) The committee shall:
226 (i) evaluate:
227 (A) the allocation of public health resources between the department and local health
228 departments; and
229 (B) policies that affect local health departments;
230 (ii) consider policy changes proposed by the department or local health departments;
231 (iii) establish criteria by which an application for a federal grant may be judged to
232 determine whether it should be exempt from the requirements under Subsection (3)(d); and
233 (iv) establish criteria by which an application for a federal grant may be judged to
234 determine whether committee review under Subsection (3)(d)(i) should be delayed until after
235 the application is submitted because the application is required to be submitted under a
236 timetable that makes committee review before it is submitted impracticable if the submission
237 deadline is to be met.
238 (d) (i) The committee shall review the goals and budget for each reviewable
240 (A) before the application is submitted, except for an expedited application; and
241 (B) for an expedited application, after the application is submitted but before funds
242 from the federal grant for which the application was submitted are disbursed or encumbered.
243 (ii) Funds from a federal grant pursuant to a reviewable application may not be
244 disbursed or encumbered before the goals and budget for the federal grant are established by:
245 (A) a two-thirds vote of the committee, following the committee review under
246 Subsection (3)(d)(i); or
247 (B) if two-thirds of the committee cannot agree on the goals and budget, the chair of
248 the health advisory council, after consultation with the committee in a manner that the
249 committee determines.
250 (e) An exempt application is exempt from the requirements of Subsection (3)(d).
255 costs incurred in implementing this Subsection (3).
256 Section 3. Section 26-1-36 is amended to read:
257 26-1-36. Duty to establish program to reduce deaths and other harm from
258 prescription opiates used for chronic noncancer pain.
259 (1) As used in this section, "opiate" means any drug or other substance having an
260 addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of
261 conversion into a drug having addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability.
262 (2) In addition to the duties listed in Section 26-1-30 , the department shall develop and
263 implement a two-year program in coordination with the Division of Professional Licensing, the
264 Utah Labor Commission, and the Utah attorney general, to:
265 (a) investigate the causes of and risk factors for death and nonfatal complications of
266 prescription opiate use and misuse in Utah for chronic pain by utilizing the Utah Controlled
267 Substance Database created in Section 58-37f-201 ;
268 (b) study the risks, warning signs, and solutions to the risks associated with
269 prescription opiate medications for chronic pain, including risks and prevention of misuse and
270 diversion of those medications;
271 (c) provide education to health care providers, patients, insurers, and the general public
272 on the appropriate management of chronic pain, including the effective use of medical
273 treatment and quality care guidelines that are scientifically based and peer reviewed; and
274 (d) educate the public regarding:
275 (i) the purpose of the Controlled Substance Database established in Section
276 58-37f-201 ; and
277 (ii) the requirement that a person's name and prescription information be recorded on
278 the database when the person fills a prescription for a schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled
301 Section 4. Section 26-1-37 is amended to read:
302 26-1-37. Duty to establish standards for the electronic exchange of clinical health
304 (1) For purposes of this section:
305 (a) "Affiliate" means an organization that directly or indirectly through one or more
306 intermediaries controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another
308 (b) "Clinical health information" shall be defined by the department by administrative
309 rule adopted in accordance with Subsection (2).
310 (c) "Electronic exchange":
311 (i) includes:
312 (A) the electronic transmission of clinical health data via Internet or extranet; and
313 (B) physically moving clinical health information from one location to another using
314 magnetic tape, disk, or compact disc media; and
315 (ii) does not include exchange of information by telephone or fax.
316 (d) "Health care provider" means a licensing classification that is either:
317 (i) licensed under Title 58, Occupations and Professions, to provide health care; or
318 (ii) licensed under Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
319 (e) "Health care system" shall include:
320 (i) affiliated health care providers;
321 (ii) affiliated third party payers; and
322 (iii) other arrangement between organizations or providers as described by the
323 department by administrative rule.
324 (f) "Qualified network" means an entity that:
325 (i) is a non-profit organization;
326 (ii) is accredited by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, or
327 another national accrediting organization recognized by the department; and
328 (iii) performs the electronic exchange of clinical health information among multiple
329 health care providers not under common control, multiple third party payers not under common
330 control, the department, and local health departments.
331 (g) "Third party payer" means:
332 (i) all insurers offering health insurance who are subject to Section 31A-22-614.5 ; and
333 (ii) the state Medicaid program.
334 (2) (a) In addition to the duties listed in Section 26-1-30 , the department shall, in
335 accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act:
336 (i) define:
337 (A) "clinical health information" subject to this section; and
338 (B) "health system arrangements between providers or organizations" as described in
339 Subsection (1)(e)(iii); and
340 (ii) adopt standards for the electronic exchange of clinical health information between
341 health care providers and third party payers that are for treatment, payment, health care
342 operations, or public health reporting, as provided for in 45 C.F.R. Parts 160, 162, and 164,
343 Health Insurance Reform: Security Standards.
344 (b) The department shall coordinate its rule making authority under the provisions of
345 this section with the rule making authority of the Insurance Department under Section
346 31A-22-614.5 . The department shall establish procedures for developing the rules adopted
347 under this section, which ensure that the Insurance Department is given the opportunity to
348 comment on proposed rules.
349 (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(e), a health care provider or third party
350 payer in Utah is required to use the standards adopted by the department under the provisions
351 of Subsection (2) if the health care provider or third party payer elects to engage in an
352 electronic exchange of clinical health information with another health care provider or third
353 party payer.
354 (b) A health care provider or third party payer may disclose information to the
355 department or a local health department, by electronic exchange of clinical health information,
356 as permitted by Subsection 45 C.F.R. 164.512(b).
357 (c) When functioning in its capacity as a health care provider or payer, the department
358 or a local health department may disclose clinical health information by electronic exchange to
359 another health care provider or third party payer.
360 (d) An electronic exchange of clinical health information by a health care provider, a
361 third party payer, the department, or a local health department is a disclosure for treatment,
362 payment, or health care operations if it complies with Subsection (3)(a) or (c) and is for
363 treatment, payment, or health care operations, as those terms are defined in 45 C.F.R. Parts
364 160, 162, and 164.
365 (e) A health care provider or third party payer is not required to use the standards
366 adopted by the department under the provisions of Subsection (2) if the health care provider or
367 third party payer engage in the electronic exchange of clinical health information within a
368 particular health care system.
369 (4) Nothing in this section shall limit the number of networks eligible to engage in the
370 electronic data interchange of clinical health information using the standards adopted by the
371 department under Subsection (2)(a)(ii).
372 (5) The department, a local health department, a health care provider, a third party
373 payer, or a qualified network is not subject to civil liability for a disclosure of clinical health
374 information if the disclosure is in accordance both with Subsection (3)(a) and with Subsection
375 (3)(b), (3)(c), or (3)(d).
376 (6) Within a qualified network, information generated or disclosed in the electronic
377 exchange of clinical health information is not subject to discovery, use, or receipt in evidence
378 in any legal proceeding of any kind or character.
384 Section 5. Section 26-1-38 is amended to read:
385 26-1-38. Local health emergency assistance program.
386 (1) As used in this section:
387 (a) "Local health department" has the same meaning as defined in Section 26A-1-102 .
388 (b) "Local health emergency" means an unusual event or series of events causing or
389 resulting in a substantial risk or substantial potential risk to the health of a significant portion
390 of the population within the boundary of a local health department.
391 (c) "Program" means the local health emergency assistance program that the
392 department is required to establish under this section.
393 (d) "Program fund" means money that the Legislature appropriates to the department
394 for use in the program and other money otherwise made available for use in the program.
395 (2) The department shall establish, to the extent of funds appropriated by the
396 Legislature or otherwise made available to the program fund, a local health emergency
397 assistance program.
398 (3) Under the program, the department shall:
399 (a) provide a method for a local health department to seek reimbursement from the
400 program fund for local health department expenses incurred in responding to a local health
402 (b) require matching funds from any local health department seeking reimbursement
403 from the program fund;
404 (c) establish a method for apportioning money in the program fund to multiple local
405 health departments when the total amount of concurrent requests for reimbursement by
406 multiple local health departments exceeds the balance in the program fund; and
407 (d) establish by rule other provisions that the department considers necessary or
408 advisable to implement the program.
420 the program fund exclusively for purposes of the program.
421 (ii) The department may use money in the program fund to cover its costs of
422 administering the program.
423 (b) Money that the Legislature appropriates to the program fund is nonlapsing.
424 (c) Any interest earned on money in the program fund shall be deposited to the General
426 Section 6. Section 26-4-28 is amended to read:
427 26-4-28. Testing for suspected suicides -- Maintaining information -- Report to
428 the Health and Human Services Interim Committee -- Compensation to deputy medical
430 (1) In all cases where it is suspected that a death resulted from suicide, including
431 assisted suicide, the medical examiner shall endeavor to have the following tests conducted
432 upon samples taken from the body of the deceased:
433 (a) a test that detects all of the substances included in the volatiles panel of the Bureau
434 of Forensic Toxicology within the Department of Health;
435 (b) a test that detects all of the substances included in the drugs of abuse panel of the
436 Bureau of Forensic Toxicology within the Department of Health; and
437 (c) a test that detects all of the substances included in the prescription drug panel of the
438 Bureau of Forensic Toxicology within the Department of Health.
439 (2) The medical examiner shall maintain information regarding the types of substances
440 found present in the samples taken from the body of a person who is suspected to have died as
441 a result of suicide or assisted suicide.
448 examiner shall provide compensation, at a standard rate determined by the medical examiner,
449 to a deputy medical examiner who collects samples for the purposes described in Subsection
451 Section 7. Section 26-7-2 is amended to read:
452 26-7-2. Office of Health Disparities Reduction -- Duties.
453 (1) As used in this section:
454 (a) "Multicultural or minority health issue" means a health issue, including a mental
455 and oral health issue, of particular interest to cultural, ethnic, racial, or other subpopulations,
457 (i) disparities in:
458 (A) disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, treatment, and treatment
459 response; and
460 (B) access to care; and
461 (ii) cultural competency in the delivery of health care.
462 (b) "Office" means the Office of Health Disparities Reduction created in this section.
463 (2) There is created within the department the Office of Health Disparities Reduction.
464 (3) The office shall:
465 (a) promote and coordinate the research, data production, dissemination, education,
466 and health promotion activities of the following that relate to a multicultural or minority health
468 (i) the department;
469 (ii) local health departments;
470 (iii) local mental health authorities;
471 (iv) public schools;
472 (v) community-based organizations; and
473 (vi) other organizations within the state;
474 (b) assist in the development and implementation of one or more programs to address a
475 multicultural or minority health issue;
476 (c) promote the dissemination and use of information on a multicultural or minority
477 health issue by minority populations, health care providers, and others;
478 (d) seek federal funding and other resources to accomplish the office's mission;
479 (e) provide technical assistance to organizations within the state seeking funding to
480 study or address a multicultural or minority health issue;
481 (f) develop and increase the capacity of the office to:
482 (i) ensure the delivery of qualified timely culturally appropriate translation services
483 across department programs; and
484 (ii) provide, when appropriate, linguistically competent translation and communication
485 services for limited English proficiency individuals; and
486 (g) provide staff assistance to any advisory committee created by the department to
487 study a multicultural or minority health issue[
489 Section 8. Section 26-18-3 is amended to read:
490 26-18-3. Administration of Medicaid program by department -- Reporting to the
491 Legislature -- Disciplinary measures and sanctions -- Funds collected -- Eligibility
492 standards -- Internal audits -- Studies -- Health opportunity accounts.
493 (1) The department shall be the single state agency responsible for the administration
494 of the Medicaid program in connection with the United States Department of Health and
495 Human Services pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
496 (2) (a) The department shall implement the Medicaid program through administrative
497 rules in conformity with this chapter, Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
498 Act, the requirements of Title XIX, and applicable federal regulations.
499 (b) The rules adopted under Subsection (2)(a) shall include, in addition to other rules
500 necessary to implement the program:
501 (i) the standards used by the department for determining eligibility for Medicaid
503 (ii) the services and benefits to be covered by the Medicaid program;
504 (iii) reimbursement methodologies for providers under the Medicaid program; and
505 (iv) a requirement that:
506 (A) a person receiving Medicaid services shall participate in the electronic exchange of
507 clinical health records established in accordance with Section 26-1-37 unless the individual
508 opts out of participation;
509 (B) prior to enrollment in the electronic exchange of clinical health records the enrollee
510 shall receive notice of enrollment in the electronic exchange of clinical health records and the
511 right to opt out of participation at any time; and
512 (C) beginning July 1, 2012, when the program sends enrollment or renewal information
513 to the enrollee and when the enrollee logs onto the program's website, the enrollee shall receive
514 notice of the right to opt out of the electronic exchange of clinical health records.
515 (3) (a) The department shall, in accordance with Subsection (3)(b), report to the Social
516 Services Appropriations Subcommittee when the department:
517 (i) implements a change in the Medicaid State Plan;
518 (ii) initiates a new Medicaid waiver;
519 (iii) initiates an amendment to an existing Medicaid waiver;
520 (iv) applies for an extension of an application for a waiver or an existing Medicaid
521 waiver; or
522 (v) initiates a rate change that requires public notice under state or federal law.
523 (b) The report required by Subsection (3)(a) shall:
524 (i) be submitted to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee prior to the
525 department implementing the proposed change; and
526 (ii) include:
527 (A) a description of the department's current practice or policy that the department is
528 proposing to change;
529 (B) an explanation of why the department is proposing the change;
530 (C) the proposed change in services or reimbursement, including a description of the
531 effect of the change;
532 (D) the effect of an increase or decrease in services or benefits on individuals and
534 (E) the degree to which any proposed cut may result in cost-shifting to more expensive
535 services in health or human service programs; and
536 (F) the fiscal impact of the proposed change, including:
537 (I) the effect of the proposed change on current or future appropriations from the
538 Legislature to the department;
539 (II) the effect the proposed change may have on federal matching dollars received by
540 the state Medicaid program;
541 (III) any cost shifting or cost savings within the department's budget that may result
542 from the proposed change; and
543 (IV) identification of the funds that will be used for the proposed change, including any
544 transfer of funds within the department's budget.
561 review and reauthorization by the Legislature in accordance with Section 63G-3-502 .
563 Services or other qualified agencies for services in connection with the administration of the
564 Medicaid program, including:
565 (a) the determination of the eligibility of individuals for the program;
566 (b) recovery of overpayments; and
567 (c) consistent with Section 26-20-13 , and to the extent permitted by law and quality
568 control services, enforcement of fraud and abuse laws.
570 Medicaid providers who fail to comply with the rules and procedures of the program, provided
571 that sanctions imposed administratively may not extend beyond:
572 (a) termination from the program;
573 (b) recovery of claim reimbursements incorrectly paid; and
574 (c) those specified in Section 1919 of Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act.
576 XIX of the federal Social Security Act shall be deposited in the General Fund as dedicated
577 credits to be used by the division in accordance with the requirements of Section 1919 of Title
578 XIX of the federal Social Security Act.
580 benefit under this part or Chapter 40, Utah Children's Health Insurance Act, the department
581 shall, if Subsection [
582 designated by the applicant or recipient.
583 (b) Before Subsection [
584 (i) the federal government shall:
585 (A) determine that Subsection [
586 existing public assistance-related waivers as of January 1, 1999;
587 (B) extend a waiver to the state permitting the implementation of Subsection [
588 (8)(a); or
589 (C) determine that the state's waivers that permit dual eligibility determinations for
590 cash assistance and Medicaid are no longer valid; and
591 (ii) the department shall determine that Subsection [
592 within existing funding.
594 (i) "aged, blind, or has a disability" means an aged, blind, or disabled individual, as
595 defined in 42 U.S.C. 1382c(a)(1); and
596 (ii) "spend down" means an amount of income in excess of the allowable income
597 standard that shall be paid in cash to the department or incurred through the medical services
598 not paid by Medicaid.
599 (b) In determining whether an applicant or recipient who is aged, blind, or has a
600 disability is eligible for a service or benefit under this chapter, the department shall use 100%
601 of the federal poverty level as:
602 (i) the allowable income standard for eligibility for services or benefits; and
603 (ii) the allowable income standard for eligibility as a result of spend down.
606 providers for primary care services, the department shall:
607 (a) issue a request for information for direct contracting for primary services that shall
608 provide that a provider shall exclusively serve all Medicaid clients:
609 (i) in a geographic area;
610 (ii) for a defined range of primary care services; and
611 (iii) for a predetermined total contracted amount; and
612 (b) by February 1, 2011, report to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee on
613 the response to the request for information under Subsection [
615 (i) determine the feasibility of implementing a three year patient-centered medical
616 home demonstration project in an area of the state using existing budget funds; and
617 (ii) report the department's findings and recommendations under Subsection [
618 (12)(a)(i) to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.
619 (b) If the department determines that the medical home demonstration project
620 described in Subsection [
621 Subcommittee recommends that the demonstration project be implemented, the department
623 (i) implement the demonstration project; and
624 (ii) by December 1, 2012, make recommendations to the Social Services
625 Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the:
626 (A) continuation of the demonstration project;
627 (B) expansion of the demonstration project to other areas of the state; and
628 (C) cost savings incurred by the implementation of the demonstration project.
630 demonstration program for health opportunity accounts, as provided for in 42 U.S.C. Sec.
632 (b) A health opportunity account established under Subsection [
633 an alternative to the existing benefits received by an individual eligible to receive Medicaid
634 under this chapter.
635 (c) Subsection [
637 Section 9. Section 26-18-4 is amended to read:
638 26-18-4. Department standards for eligibility under Medicaid -- Funds for
640 (1) The department may develop standards and administer policies relating to
641 eligibility under the Medicaid program as long as they are consistent with Subsection
642 26-18-3 [
643 of care or services or to payment of part or all costs of care determined to be medically
645 (2) The department may not provide any funds for medical, hospital, or other medical
646 expenditures or medical services to otherwise eligible persons where the purpose of the
647 assistance is to perform an abortion, unless the life of the mother would be endangered if an
648 abortion were not performed.
649 (3) Any employee of the department who authorizes payment for an abortion contrary
650 to the provisions of this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor and subject to forfeiture of
652 (4) Any person or organization that, under the guise of other medical treatment,
653 provides an abortion under auspices of the Medicaid program is guilty of a third degree felony
654 and subject to forfeiture of license to practice medicine or authority to provide medical services
655 and treatment.
656 Section 10. Section 26-18-10 is amended to read:
657 26-18-10. Utah Medical Assistance Program -- Policies and standards.
658 (1) The division shall develop a medical assistance program, which shall be known as
659 the Utah Medical Assistance Program, for low income persons who are not eligible under the
660 state plan for Medicaid under Title XIX of the Social Security Act or Medicare under Title
661 XVIII of that act.
662 (2) Persons in the custody of prisons, jails, halfway houses, and other nonmedical
663 government institutions are not eligible for services provided under this section.
664 (3) The department shall develop standards and administer policies relating to
665 eligibility requirements, consistent with Subsection 26-18-3 [
666 program, and for payment of medical claims for eligible persons.
667 (4) The program shall be a payor of last resort. Before assistance is rendered the
668 division shall investigate the availability of the resources of the spouse, father, mother, and
669 adult children of the person making application.
670 (5) The department shall determine what medically necessary care or services are
671 covered under the program, including duration of care, and method of payment, which may be
672 partial or in full.
673 (6) The department may not provide public assistance for medical, hospital, or other
674 medical expenditures or medical services to otherwise eligible persons where the purpose of
675 the assistance is for the performance of an abortion, unless the life of the mother would be
676 endangered if an abortion were not performed.
677 (7) The department may establish rules to carry out the provisions of this section.
678 Section 11. Section 26-18-103 is amended to read:
679 26-18-103. DUR Board -- Responsibilities.
680 The board shall:
681 (1) develop rules necessary to carry out its responsibilities as defined in this part;
682 (2) oversee the implementation of a Medicaid retrospective and prospective DUR
683 program in accordance with this part, including responsibility for approving provisions of
684 contractual agreements between the Medicaid program and any other entity that will process
685 and review Medicaid drug claims and profiles for the DUR program in accordance with this
687 (3) develop and apply predetermined criteria and standards to be used in retrospective
688 and prospective DUR, ensuring that the criteria and standards are based on the compendia, and
689 that they are developed with professional input, in a consensus fashion, with provisions for
690 timely revision and assessment as necessary. The DUR standards developed by the board shall
691 reflect the local practices of physicians in order to monitor:
692 (a) therapeutic appropriateness;
693 (b) overutilization or underutilization;
694 (c) therapeutic duplication;
695 (d) drug-disease contraindications;
696 (e) drug-drug interactions;
697 (f) incorrect drug dosage or duration of drug treatment; and
698 (g) clinical abuse and misuse;
699 (4) develop, select, apply, and assess interventions and remedial strategies for
700 physicians, pharmacists, and recipients that are educational and not punitive in nature, in order
701 to improve the quality of care;
702 (5) disseminate information to physicians and pharmacists to ensure that they are aware
703 of the board's duties and powers;
704 (6) provide written, oral, or electronic reminders of patient-specific or drug-specific
705 information, designed to ensure recipient, physician, and pharmacist confidentiality, and
706 suggest changes in prescribing or dispensing practices designed to improve the quality of care;
707 (7) utilize face-to-face discussions between experts in drug therapy and the prescriber
708 or pharmacist who has been targeted for educational intervention;
709 (8) conduct intensified reviews or monitoring of selected prescribers or pharmacists;
710 (9) create an educational program using data provided through DUR to provide active
711 and ongoing educational outreach programs to improve prescribing and dispensing practices,
712 either directly or by contract with other governmental or private entities;
713 (10) provide a timely evaluation of intervention to determine if those interventions
714 have improved the quality of care;
715 (11) publish an annual report, subject to public comment prior to its issuance, and
716 submit that report to the United States Department of Health and Human Services by
717 December 1 of each year. That report shall also be submitted to [
718 executive director, the president of the Utah Pharmaceutical Association, and the president of
719 the Utah Medical Association by December 1 of each year. The report shall include:
720 (a) an overview of the activities of the board and the DUR program;
721 (b) a description of interventions used and their effectiveness, specifying whether the
722 intervention was a result of underutilization or overutilization of drugs, without disclosing the
723 identities of individual physicians, pharmacists, or recipients;
724 (c) the costs of administering the DUR program;
725 (d) any fiscal savings resulting from the DUR program;
726 (e) an overview of the fiscal impact of the DUR program to other areas of the Medicaid
727 program such as hospitalization or long-term care costs;
728 (f) a quantifiable assessment of whether DUR has improved the recipient's quality of
730 (g) a review of the total number of prescriptions, by drug therapeutic class;
731 (h) an assessment of the impact of educational programs or interventions on
732 prescribing or dispensing practices; and
733 (i) recommendations for DUR program improvement;
734 (12) develop a working agreement with related boards or agencies, including the State
735 Board of Pharmacy, Physicians' Licensing Board, and SURS staff within the division, in order
736 to clarify areas of responsibility for each, where those areas may overlap;
737 (13) establish a grievance process for physicians and pharmacists under this part, in
738 accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act;
739 (14) publish and disseminate educational information to physicians and pharmacists
740 concerning the board and the DUR program, including information regarding:
741 (a) identification and reduction of the frequency of patterns of fraud, abuse, gross
742 overuse, inappropriate, or medically unnecessary care among physicians, pharmacists, and
744 (b) potential or actual severe or adverse reactions to drugs;
745 (c) therapeutic appropriateness;
746 (d) overutilization or underutilization;
747 (e) appropriate use of generics;
748 (f) therapeutic duplication;
749 (g) drug-disease contraindications;
750 (h) drug-drug interactions;
751 (i) incorrect drug dosage and duration of drug treatment;
752 (j) drug allergy interactions; and
753 (k) clinical abuse and misuse;
754 (15) develop and publish, with the input of the State Board of Pharmacy, guidelines
755 and standards to be used by pharmacists in counseling Medicaid recipients in accordance with
756 this part. The guidelines shall ensure that the recipient may refuse counseling and that the
757 refusal is to be documented by the pharmacist. Items to be discussed as part of that counseling
759 (a) the name and description of the medication;
760 (b) administration, form, and duration of therapy;
761 (c) special directions and precautions for use;
762 (d) common severe side effects or interactions, and therapeutic interactions, and how to
763 avoid those occurrences;
764 (e) techniques for self-monitoring drug therapy;
765 (f) proper storage;
766 (g) prescription refill information; and
767 (h) action to be taken in the event of a missed dose; and
768 (16) establish procedures in cooperation with the State Board of Pharmacy for
769 pharmacists to record information to be collected under this part. The recorded information
770 shall include:
771 (a) the name, address, age, and gender of the recipient;
772 (b) individual history of the recipient where significant, including disease state, known
773 allergies and drug reactions, and a comprehensive list of medications and relevant devices;
774 (c) the pharmacist's comments on the individual's drug therapy;
775 (d) name of prescriber; and
776 (e) name of drug, dose, duration of therapy, and directions for use.
777 Section 12. Section 26-18-406 is amended to read:
778 26-18-406. Medicaid waiver for community service pilot program.
779 (1) For purposes of this section, "community service pilot program" is a program in
780 which the department:
781 (a) identifies less than 100 Medicaid recipients who are capable of providing
782 community services to others;
783 (b) exempts a Medicaid recipient who is not capable of providing community services
784 from the requirements of the community service pilot program;
785 (c) identifies community services that the department will recognize for purposes of the
786 pilot program; and
787 (d) requires an individual identified under Subsection (1)(a) who is receiving Medicaid
788 services to perform a certain number of hours of community service as a condition of receiving
789 Medicaid benefits.
790 (2) [
791 include a community service pilot program.
795 (3) The department shall, by January 1, 2012, apply for a Medicaid waiver with the
796 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services within the United States Department of Health
797 and Human Services to implement a community service pilot program within the state
798 Medicaid plan.
799 Section 13. Section 26-18-604 is amended to read:
800 26-18-604. Division duties -- Reporting.
801 (1) The division shall:
802 (a) develop and implement procedures relating to Medicaid funds and medical or
803 hospital assistance funds to ensure that providers do not receive:
804 (i) duplicate payments for the same goods or services;
805 (ii) payment for goods or services by resubmitting a claim for which:
806 (A) payment has been disallowed on the grounds that payment would be a violation of
807 federal or state law, administrative rule, or the state plan; and
808 (B) the decision to disallow the payment has become final;
809 (iii) payment for goods or services provided after a recipient's death, including payment
810 for pharmaceuticals or long-term care; or
811 (iv) payment for transporting an unborn infant;
812 (b) consult with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, other states, and the
813 Office of Inspector General for Medicaid Services, if one is created by statute, to determine and
814 implement best practices for discovering and eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse of Medicaid
815 funds and medical or hospital assistance funds;
816 (c) actively seek repayment from providers for improperly used or paid:
817 (i) Medicaid funds; and
818 (ii) medical or hospital assistance funds;
819 (d) coordinate, track, and keep records of all division efforts to obtain repayment of the
820 funds described in Subsection (1)(c), and the results of those efforts;
821 (e) keep Medicaid pharmaceutical costs as low as possible by actively seeking to obtain
822 pharmaceuticals at the lowest price possible, including, on a quarterly basis for the
823 pharmaceuticals that represent the highest 45% of state Medicaid expenditures for
824 pharmaceuticals and on an annual basis for the remaining pharmaceuticals:
825 (i) tracking changes in the price of pharmaceuticals;
826 (ii) checking the availability and price of generic drugs;
827 (iii) reviewing and updating the state's maximum allowable cost list; and
828 (iv) comparing pharmaceutical costs of the state Medicaid program to available
829 pharmacy price lists; and
830 (f) provide training, on an annual basis, to the employees of the division who make
831 decisions on billing codes, or who are in the best position to observe and identify upcoding, in
832 order to avoid and detect upcoding.
841 (2) Each year, the division shall report the following to the Social Services
842 Appropriations Subcommittee:
843 (a) incidents of improperly used or paid Medicaid funds and medical or hospital
844 assistance funds;
845 (b) division efforts to obtain repayment from providers of the funds described in
846 Subsection [
847 (c) all repayments made of funds described in Subsection [
848 total amount recovered; and
849 (d) the division's compliance with the recommendations made in the December 2010
850 Performance Audit of Utah Medicaid Provider Cost Control published by the Office of
851 Legislative Auditor General.
852 Section 14. Section 26-18a-3 is amended to read:
853 26-18a-3. Purpose of committee.
854 (1) The committee shall work to:
855 (a) provide financial assistance for initial medical expenses of children who need organ
857 (b) obtain the assistance of volunteer and public service organizations; and
858 (c) fund activities as the committee designates for the purpose of educating the public
859 about the need for organ donors.
860 (2) (a) The committee is responsible for awarding financial assistance funded by the
861 restricted account.
862 (b) The financial assistance awarded by the committee under Subsection (1)(a) shall be
863 in the form of interest free loans. The committee may establish terms for repayment of the
864 loans, including a waiver of the requirement to repay any awards if, in the committee's
865 judgment, repayment of the loan would impose an undue financial burden on the recipient.
866 (c) In making financial awards under Subsection (1)(a), the committee shall consider:
867 (i) need;
868 (ii) coordination with or enhancement of existing services or financial assistance,
869 including availability of insurance or other state aid;
870 (iii) the success rate of the particular organ transplant procedure needed by the child;
872 (iv) the extent of the threat to the child's life without the organ transplant.
873 (3) The committee may only provide the assistance described in this section to children
874 who have resided in Utah, or whose legal guardians have resided in Utah for at least six months
875 prior to the date of assistance under this section.
876 (4) (a) The committee may expend up to 5% of its annual appropriation for
877 administrative costs associated with the allocation of funds from the restricted account.
878 (b) The administrative costs shall be used for the costs associated with staffing the
879 committee and for State Tax Commission costs in implementing Section 59-10-1308 .
883 Section 15. Section 26-18b-101 is amended to read:
884 26-18b-101. Organ Donation Contribution Fund created.
885 (1) (a) There is created a restricted special revenue fund known as the Organ Donation
886 Contribution Fund.
887 (b) The Organ Donation Contribution Fund shall consist of:
888 (i) private contributions;
889 (ii) donations or grants from public or private entities;
890 (iii) voluntary donations collected under Sections 41-1a-230.5 and 53-3-214.7 ; and
891 (iv) interest and earnings on fund money.
892 (c) The cost of administering the Organ Donation Contribution Fund shall be paid from
893 money in the fund.
894 (2) The Department of Health shall:
895 (a) administer the funds deposited in the Organ Donation Contribution Fund; and
896 (b) select qualified organizations and distribute the funds in the Organ Donation
897 Contribution Fund in accordance with Subsection (3)[
900 (3) (a) The funds in the Organ Donation Contribution Fund may be distributed to a
901 selected organization that:
902 (i) promotes and supports organ donation;
903 (ii) assists in maintaining and operating a statewide organ donation registry; and
904 (iii) provides donor awareness education.
905 (b) An organization that meets the criteria of Subsections (3)(a)(i) through (iii) may
906 apply to the Department of Health, in a manner prescribed by the department, to receive a
907 portion of the money contained in the Organ Donation Contribution Fund.
908 Section 16. Section 26-33a-104 is amended to read:
909 26-33a-104. Purpose, powers, and duties of the committee.
910 (1) The purpose of the committee is to direct a statewide effort to collect, analyze, and
911 distribute health care data to facilitate the promotion and accessibility of quality and
912 cost-effective health care and also to facilitate interaction among those with concern for health
913 care issues.
914 (2) The committee shall:
915 (a) develop and adopt by rule, following public hearing and comment, a health data
916 plan that shall among its elements:
917 (i) identify the key health care issues, questions, and problems amenable to resolution
918 or improvement through better data, more extensive or careful analysis, or improved
919 dissemination of health data;
920 (ii) document existing health data activities in the state to collect, organize, or make
921 available types of data pertinent to the needs identified in Subsection (2)(a)(i);
922 (iii) describe and prioritize the actions suitable for the committee to take in response to
923 the needs identified in Subsection (2)(a)(i) in order to obtain or to facilitate the obtaining of
924 needed data, and to encourage improvements in existing data collection, interpretation, and
925 reporting activities, and indicate how those actions relate to the activities identified under
926 Subsection (2)(a)(ii);
927 (iv) detail the types of data needed for the committee's work, the intended data
928 suppliers, and the form in which such data are to be supplied, noting the consideration given to
929 the potential alternative sources and forms of such data and to the estimated cost to the
930 individual suppliers as well as to the department of acquiring these data in the proposed
931 manner; the plan shall reasonably demonstrate that the committee has attempted to maximize
932 cost-effectiveness in the data acquisition approaches selected;
933 (v) describe the types and methods of validation to be performed to assure data validity
934 and reliability;
935 (vi) explain the intended uses of and expected benefits to be derived from the data
936 specified in Subsection (2)(a)(iv), including the contemplated tabulation formats and analysis
937 methods; the benefits described shall demonstrably relate to one or more of the following:
938 (A) promoting quality health care;
939 (B) managing health care costs; or
940 (C) improving access to health care services;
941 (vii) describe the expected processes for interpretation and analysis of the data flowing
942 to the committee; noting specifically the types of expertise and participation to be sought in
943 those processes; and
944 (viii) describe the types of reports to be made available by the committee and the
945 intended audiences and uses;
946 (b) have the authority to collect, validate, analyze, and present health data in
947 accordance with the plan while protecting individual privacy through the use of a control
948 number as the health data identifier;
949 (c) evaluate existing identification coding methods and, if necessary, require by rule
950 that health data suppliers use a uniform system for identification of patients, health care
951 facilities, and health care providers on health data they submit under this chapter; and
955 other entity for the collection, analysis, processing, or reporting of health data identified by
956 control number only in accordance with the plan.
957 (3) The committee may adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this chapter in
958 accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
959 (4) Except for data collection, analysis, and validation functions described in this
960 section, nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize or permit the committee to
961 perform regulatory functions which are delegated by law to other agencies of the state or
962 federal governments or to perform quality assurance or medical record audit functions that
963 health care facilities, health care providers, or third party payors are required to conduct to
964 comply with federal or state law. The committee may not recommend or determine whether a
965 health care provider, health care facility, third party payor, or self-funded employer is in
966 compliance with federal or state laws including federal or state licensure, insurance,
967 reimbursement, tax, malpractice, or quality assurance statutes or common law.
968 (5) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require a data supplier to supply health
969 data identifying a patient by name or describing detail on a patient beyond that needed to
970 achieve the approved purposes included in the plan.
971 (6) No request for health data shall be made of health care providers and other data
972 suppliers until a plan for the use of such health data has been adopted.
973 (7) If a proposed request for health data imposes unreasonable costs on a data supplier,
974 due consideration shall be given by the committee to altering the request. If the request is not
975 altered, the committee shall pay the costs incurred by the data supplier associated with
976 satisfying the request that are demonstrated by the data supplier to be unreasonable.
977 (8) After a plan is adopted as provided in Section 26-33a-106.1 , the committee may
978 require any data supplier to submit fee schedules, maximum allowable costs, area prevailing
979 costs, terms of contracts, discounts, fixed reimbursement arrangements, capitations, or other
980 specific arrangements for reimbursement to a health care provider.
981 (9) The committee may not publish any health data collected under Subsection (8) that
982 would disclose specific terms of contracts, discounts, or fixed reimbursement arrangements, or
983 other specific reimbursement arrangements between an individual provider and a specific
985 (10) Nothing in Subsection (8) shall prevent the committee from requiring the
986 submission of health data on the reimbursements actually made to health care providers from
987 any source of payment, including consumers.
988 Section 17. Section 26-40-103 is amended to read:
989 26-40-103. Creation and administration of the Utah Children's Health Insurance
991 (1) There is created the Utah Children's Health Insurance Program to be administered
992 by the department in accordance with the provisions of:
993 (a) this chapter; and
994 (b) the State Children's Health Insurance Program, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1397aa et seq.
995 (2) The department shall:
996 (a) prepare and submit the state's children's health insurance plan before May 1, 1998,
997 and any amendments to the federal Department of Health and Human Services in accordance
998 with 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1397ff; and
999 (b) make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
1000 Rulemaking Act regarding:
1001 (i) eligibility requirements consistent with Subsection 26-18-3 [
1002 (ii) program benefits;
1003 (iii) the level of coverage for each program benefit;
1004 (iv) cost-sharing requirements for enrollees, which may not:
1005 (A) exceed the guidelines set forth in 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1397ee; or
1006 (B) impose deductible, copayment, or coinsurance requirements on an enrollee for
1007 well-child, well-baby, and immunizations;
1008 (v) the administration of the program; and
1009 (vi) a requirement that:
1010 (A) enrollees in the program shall participate in the electronic exchange of clinical
1011 health records established in accordance with Section 26-1-37 unless the enrollee opts out of
1013 (B) prior to enrollment in the electronic exchange of clinical health records the enrollee
1014 shall receive notice of the enrollment in the electronic exchange of clinical health records and
1015 the right to opt out of participation at any time; and
1016 (C) beginning July 1, 2012, when the program sends enrollment or renewal information
1017 to the enrollee and when the enrollee logs onto the program's website, the enrollee shall receive
1018 notice of the right to opt out of the electronic exchange of clinical health records.
1019 Section 18. Section 26-40-109 is amended to read:
1020 26-40-109. Evaluation.
1022 program's performance.
1025 Section 19. Section 26-47-102 is amended to read:
1026 26-47-102. Prescription Drug Assistance Program.
1027 (1) No later than October 1, 2003, the department shall implement a Prescription Drug
1028 Assistance Program. The program shall assist persons seeking information about how to obtain
1029 prescription drugs at a reduced price or no cost. The program shall:
1030 (a) collect eligibility and enrollment information about programs that make
1031 prescription drugs available to consumers at a reduced price or no cost;
1032 (b) provide information collected under Subsection (1)(a) to consumers upon request
1033 via a toll-free phone line, the Internet, and mail;
1034 (c) inform pharmacists and other health care providers of the Prescription Drug
1035 Assistance Program; and
1036 (d) assist consumers in completing applications to participate in programs identified
1037 under Subsection (1)(a).
1038 (2) Any pharmaceutical manufacturer, distributor, or wholesaler operating in the state
1040 (a) notify the department of any program operated by it to provide prescription drugs to
1041 consumers at a reduced price or no cost; and
1042 (b) provide the department with information about eligibility, enrollment, and benefits.
1043 (3) Pharmacies, as defined in Title 58, Chapter 17b, Pharmacy Practice Act, shall
1044 notify their patients of the Prescription Drug Assistance Program. This notification shall
1045 include displaying the program's toll-free number, and may include distributing a brochure or
1046 oral communication.
1047 (4) The department may accept grants, gifts, and donations of money or property for
1048 use by the Prescription Drug Assistance Program.
1053 Section 20. Section 26-47-103 is amended to read:
1054 26-47-103. Department to award grants for assistance to persons with bleeding
1056 (1) For purposes of this section:
1057 (a) "Hemophilia services" means a program for medical care, including the costs of
1058 blood transfusions, and the use of blood derivatives and blood clotting factors.
1059 (b) "Person with a bleeding disorder" means a person:
1060 (i) who is medically diagnosed with hemophilia or a bleeding disorder;
1061 (ii) who is not eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program; and
1062 (iii) who has either:
1063 (A) insurance coverage that excludes coverage for hemophilia services;
1064 (B) exceeded the person's insurance plan's annual maximum benefits;
1065 (C) exceeded the person's annual or lifetime maximum benefits payable under Title
1066 31A, Chapter 29, Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool Act; or
1067 (D) insurance coverage available under either private health insurance, Title 31A,
1068 Chapter 29, Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool Act, Utah mini COBRA coverage under
1069 Section 31A-22-722 , or federal COBRA coverage, but the premiums for that coverage are
1070 greater than a percentage of the person's annual adjusted gross income as established by the
1071 department by administrative rule.
1072 (2) (a) Within appropriations specified by the Legislature for this purpose, the
1073 department shall make grants to public and nonprofit entities who assist persons with bleeding
1074 disorders with the cost of obtaining hemophilia services or the cost of insurance premiums for
1075 coverage of hemophilia services.
1076 (b) Applicants for grants under this section:
1077 (i) shall be submitted to the department in writing; and
1078 (ii) shall comply with Subsection (3).
1079 (3) Applications for grants under this section shall include:
1080 (a) a statement of specific, measurable objectives, and the methods to be used to assess
1081 the achievement of those objectives;
1082 (b) a description of the personnel responsible for carrying out the activities of the grant
1083 along with a statement justifying the use of any grant funds for the personnel;
1084 (c) letters and other forms of evidence showing that efforts have been made to secure
1085 financial and professional assistance and support for the services to be provided under the
1087 (d) a list of services to be provided by the applicant;
1088 (e) the schedule of fees to be charged by the applicant; and
1089 (f) other provisions as determined by the department.
1090 (4) The department may accept grants, gifts, and donations of money or property for
1091 use by the grant program.
1092 (5) [
1093 Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, governing the application form, process, and criteria it
1094 will use in awarding grants under this section.
1100 Section 21. Section 26-52-202 is amended to read:
1101 26-52-202. Autism Treatment Account Advisory Committee -- Membership --
1102 Time limit.
1103 (1) (a) There is created an Autism Treatment Account Advisory Committee consisting
1104 of six members appointed by the governor to two-year terms of office as follows:
1105 (i) one person holding a doctorate degree who has experience in treating persons with
1106 an autism spectrum disorder;
1107 (ii) one person who is a board certified behavior analyst;
1108 (iii) one person who is a physician licensed under Title 58, Chapter 67, Utah Medical
1109 Practice Act, or Title 58, Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act, who has
1110 completed a residency program in pediatrics;
1111 (iv) one person who is employed in the Department of Health; and
1112 (v) two persons from the community who are familiar with autism spectrum disorders
1113 and their effects, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and support needs, including:
1114 (A) family members of a person with an autism spectrum disorder;
1115 (B) representatives of an association which advocates for persons with an autism
1116 spectrum disorder; and
1117 (C) specialists or professionals who work with persons with autism spectrum disorders.
1118 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (1)(a), the governor shall, at the
1119 time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
1120 committee members are staggered so that approximately half of the committee is appointed
1121 every year.
1122 (c) If a vacancy occurs in the committee membership for any reason, a replacement
1123 may be appointed for the unexpired term.
1124 (2) The department shall provide staff support to the committee.
1125 (3) (a) The committee shall elect a chair from the membership on an annual basis.
1126 (b) A majority of the committee constitutes a quorum at any meeting, and, if a quorum
1127 exists, the action of the majority of members present shall be the action of the committee.
1128 (c) The executive director may remove a committee member:
1129 (i) if the member is unable or unwilling to carry out the member's assigned
1130 responsibilities; or
1131 (ii) for good cause.
1132 (4) The committee may, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
1133 Rulemaking Act, make rules governing the committee's activities, which rules shall:
1134 (a) comply with the requirements of this title; and
1135 (b) include:
1136 (i) qualification criteria and procedures for selecting children who may qualify for
1137 assistance from the account;
1138 (ii) qualifications, criteria, and procedures for evaluating the services and providers to
1139 include in the program, which shall include at least:
1140 (A) applied behavior analysis provided by or supervised by a board certified behavior
1141 analyst or a licensed psychologist with equivalent university training and supervised
1143 (B) collaboration with existing telehealth networks to reach children in rural and
1144 under-served areas of the state; and
1145 (C) methods to engage family members in the treatment process; and
1146 (iii) provisions to address and avoid conflicts of interest that may arise in relation to the
1147 committee's work.
1148 (5) The committee shall meet as necessary to carry out its duties and shall meet upon a
1149 call of the committee chair or a call of a majority of the committee members.
1150 (6) The committee shall comply with the procedures and requirements of:
1151 (a) Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act; and
1152 (b) Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
1153 (7) Committee members shall receive no compensation or per diem allowance for their
1155 (8) (a) Not later than November 30 of each year, the committee shall provide a written
1156 report summarizing the activities of the committee to[
1160 (b) The report under Subsection (8)(a) shall include:
1161 (i) the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who are receiving
1162 services under this chapter;
1163 (ii) the types of services provided to children under this chapter; and
1164 (iii) results of any evaluations on the effectiveness of treatments and services provided
1165 under this chapter.
1166 Section 22. Section 31A-22-626 is amended to read:
1167 31A-22-626. Coverage of diabetes.
1168 (1) As used in this section, "diabetes" includes individuals with:
1169 (a) complete insulin deficiency or type 1 diabetes;
1170 (b) insulin resistant with partial insulin deficiency or type 2 diabetes; and
1171 (c) elevated blood glucose levels induced by pregnancy or gestational diabetes.
1172 (2) The commissioner shall establish, by rule, minimum standards of coverage for
1173 diabetes for accident and health insurance policies that provide a health insurance benefit
1174 before July 1, 2000.
1175 (3) In making rules under Subsection (2), the commissioner shall require rules:
1176 (a) with durational limits, amount limits, deductibles, and coinsurance for the treatment
1177 of diabetes equitable or identical to coverage provided for the treatment of other illnesses or
1178 diseases; and
1179 (b) that provide coverage for:
1180 (i) diabetes self-management training and patient management, including medical
1181 nutrition therapy as defined by rule, provided by an accredited or certified program and referred
1182 by an attending physician within the plan and consistent with the health plan provisions for
1183 self-management education:
1184 (A) recognized by the federal Health Care Financing Administration; or
1185 (B) certified by the Department of Health; and
1186 (ii) the following equipment, supplies, and appliances to treat diabetes when medically
1188 (A) blood glucose monitors, including those for the legally blind;
1189 (B) test strips for blood glucose monitors;
1190 (C) visual reading urine and ketone strips;
1191 (D) lancets and lancet devices;
1192 (E) insulin;
1193 (F) injection aides, including those adaptable to meet the needs of the legally blind, and
1194 infusion delivery systems;
1195 (G) syringes;
1196 (H) prescriptive oral agents for controlling blood glucose levels; and
1197 (I) glucagon kits.
1208 Section 23. Section 31A-22-633 is amended to read:
1209 31A-22-633. Exemptions from standards.
1210 Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 31A, Insurance Code, any accident and health
1211 insurer or health maintenance organization may offer a choice of coverage that is less or
1212 different than is otherwise required by applicable state law if:
1213 (1) the Department of Health offers a choice of coverage as part of a Medicaid waiver
1214 under Title 26, Chapter 18, Medical Assistance Act, which includes:
1215 (a) less or different coverage than the basic coverage;
1216 (b) less or different coverage than is otherwise required in an insurance policy or health
1217 maintenance organization contract under applicable state law; or
1218 (c) less or different coverage than required by Subsection 31A-22-605 (4)(b); and
1219 (2) the choice of coverage offered by the carrier:
1220 (a) is the same or similar coverage as the coverage offered by the Department of Health
1221 under Subsection (1);
1222 (b) is offered to the same or similar population as the coverage offered by the
1223 Department of Health under Subsection (1); and
1224 (c) contains an explanation for each insured of coverage exclusions and limitations[
1238 Section 24. Section 35A-3-207 is amended to read:
1239 35A-3-207. Community-based prevention programs.
1240 (1) As used in this section:
1241 (a) "political subdivision" means a town, city, county, or school district;
1242 (b) "qualified sponsor" means a:
1243 (i) political subdivision;
1244 (ii) community nonprofit, religious, or charitable organization;
1245 (iii) regional or statewide nonprofit organization; or
1246 (iv) private for profit or nonprofit child care organization with experience and expertise
1247 in operating community-based prevention programs described in Subsection (2) and that are
1248 licensed under Title 62A, Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities.
1249 (2) Within appropriations from the Legislature, the department may provide grants to
1250 qualified sponsors for community-based prevention programs that:
1251 (a) support parents in their primary care giving role to children;
1252 (b) provide positive alternatives to idleness for school-aged children when school is not
1253 in session; and
1254 (c) support other community-based prevention programs.
1255 (3) In awarding grants under this section, the department shall:
1256 (a) request proposals for funding from potential qualified sponsors; and
1257 (b) comply with the requirements of Subsection (4).
1258 (4) In awarding these grants, the department shall ensure that each dollar of funds from
1259 political subdivisions or private funds is matched for each dollar received from the department.
1260 The value of in-kind contributions such as materials, supplies, paid labor, volunteer labor, and
1261 the incremental increase in building maintenance and operation expenses incurred attributable
1262 to the prevention program may be considered in meeting this match requirement.
1263 (5) In awarding a grant under this section, the department shall consider:
1264 (a) the cash portion of the proposed match in relation to the financial resources of the
1265 qualified sponsor; and
1266 (b) the extent to which the qualified sponsor has:
1267 (i) consulted and collaborated with parents of children who are likely to participate,
1268 local parent-teacher organizations, and other parent organizations[
1270 (ii) identified at risk factors that will be ameliorated through the proposed prevention
1272 (iii) identified protective factors and developmental assets that will be supported and
1273 strengthened through the proposed prevention program; and
1274 (iv) the financial support of parents and the organizations specified in Subsection
1276 (6) At least 50 percent of the grants awarded under this section shall be awarded to
1277 organizations described in Subsection (1)(b)(iv).
1278 (7) No federal funds shall be used as matching funds under this act.
1279 Section 25. Section 51-9-201 is amended to read:
1280 51-9-201. Creation of Tobacco Settlement Restricted Account.
1281 (1) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as the
1282 "Tobacco Settlement Restricted Account."
1283 (2) The account shall earn interest.
1284 (3) The account shall consist of:
1285 (a) on and after July 1, 2007, 60% of all funds of every kind that are received by the
1286 state that are related to the settlement agreement that the state entered into with leading tobacco
1287 manufacturers on November 23, 1998; and
1288 (b) interest earned on the account.
1289 (4) To the extent that funds will be available for appropriation in a given fiscal year,
1290 those funds shall be appropriated from the account in the following order:
1291 (a) $66,600 to the Office of the Attorney General for ongoing enforcement and defense
1292 of the Tobacco Settlement Agreement;
1293 (b) $18,500 to the State Tax Commission for ongoing enforcement of business
1294 compliance with the Tobacco Tax Settlement Agreement;
1295 (c) $10,452,900 to the Department of Health for the Children's Health Insurance
1296 Program created in Section 26-40-103 and for restoration of dental benefits in the Children's
1297 Health Insurance Program;
1298 (d) $3,847,100 to the Department of Health for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug
1299 prevention, reduction, cessation, and control programs that promote unified messages and
1300 make use of media outlets, including radio, newspaper, billboards, and television, and with a
1301 preference in funding given to tobacco-related programs;
1302 (e) $193,700 to the Administrative Office of the Courts and $2,325,400 to the
1303 Department of Human Services for the statewide expansion of the drug court program;
1304 (f) $4,000,000 to the State Board of Regents for the University of Utah Health Sciences
1305 Center to benefit the health and well-being of Utah citizens through in-state research,
1306 treatment, and educational activities; and
1307 (g) any remaining funds as directed by the Legislature through appropriation.
1313 Section 26. Section 53A-15-205 is amended to read:
1314 53A-15-205. Disability Determination Services Advisory Council -- Membership
1315 -- Duties -- Requirements for DDDS.
1316 (1) As used in this section, "council" means the Disability Determination Services
1317 Advisory Council created in Subsection (2).
1318 (2) There is created the Disability Determination Services Advisory Council to act as
1319 an advisory council to the State Board of Education regarding the Division of Disability
1320 Determination Services (DDDS) established under Chapter 24, Part 5, Division of Disability
1321 Determination Services.
1322 (3) The council is composed of the following members:
1323 (a) the administrator of DDDS;
1324 (b) a representative of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
1325 Social Security Administration, appointed by the board; and
1326 (c) nine persons, appointed by the board in accordance with Subsections (5) and (6),
1327 who represent a cross section of:
1328 (i) persons with disabilities;
1329 (ii) advocates for persons with disabilities;
1330 (iii) health care providers;
1331 (iv) representatives of allied state and local agencies; and
1332 (v) representatives of the general public.
1333 (4) The members appointed under Subsections (3)(a) and (3)(b) serve as nonvoting
1334 members of the council.
1335 (5) In appointing the members described in Subsection (3)(c), the board shall:
1336 (a) solicit nominations from organizations and agencies that represent the interests of
1337 members described in that subsection; and
1338 (b) make every effort to create a balance in terms of geography, sex, race, ethnicity,
1339 and type of both mental and physical disabilities.
1340 (6) (a) In making initial appointments of members described in Subsection (3)(c), the
1341 board shall appoint three members for two-year terms, three members for four-year terms, and
1342 three members for six-year terms. All subsequent appointments are for four years.
1343 (b) The board shall fill any vacancy that occurs on the council for any reason by
1344 appointing a person for the unexpired term of the vacated member.
1345 (c) Council members are eligible for one reappointment and serve until their successors
1346 are appointed.
1347 (7) Five voting members of the council constitute a quorum. The action of a majority
1348 of a quorum represents the action of the council.
1349 (8) Members of the council serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for
1350 expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
1351 (9) (a) The council shall annually elect a chairperson from among the membership
1352 described, and shall adopt bylaws governing its activities.
1353 (b) The chairperson shall set the meeting agenda.
1354 (10) The council shall:
1355 (a) advise DDDS and the Social Security Administration regarding its practices and
1356 policies on the determination of claims for Social Security disability benefits;
1357 (b) participate in the development of new internal practices and procedures of DDDS
1358 and policies of the Social Security Administration regarding the evaluation of disability claims;
1359 (c) recommend changes to practices and policies to ensure that DDDS is responsive to
1360 individuals with a disability;
1361 (d) review the DDDS budget to ensure that it is adequate to effectively evaluate
1362 disability claims and to meet the needs of persons with disabilities who have claims pending
1363 with DDDS; and
1364 (e) review and recommend changes to policies and practices of allied state and federal
1365 agencies, health care providers, and private community organizations.
1366 (11) The council shall annually report to the board[
1368 (12) (a) To assist the council in its duties, DDDS shall provide the necessary staff
1369 assistance to enable the council to make timely and effective recommendations.
1370 (b) Staff assistance may include:
1371 (i) distributing meeting agendas;
1372 (ii) advising the chairpersons of the council regarding relevant items for council
1373 discussion; and
1374 (iii) providing reports, documents, budgets, memorandums, statutes, and regulations
1375 regarding the management of DDDS.
1376 (c) Staff assistance shall include maintaining minutes.
1377 Section 27. Section 58-37f-801 is amended to read:
1378 58-37f-801. Pilot program for real-time reporting for controlled substance
1379 database -- Statewide implementation.
1380 (1) As used in this section:
1381 (a) "Pilot area" means the areas of the state that the division determines to operate the
1382 pilot program in, under Subsection (3), which may include:
1383 (i) the entire state; or
1384 (ii) geographical areas within the state.
1385 (b) "Pilot program" means the pilot program described in this section.
1386 (2) There is established a pilot program for real-time reporting of data to, and access to
1387 data from, the database by a pharmacy, a pharmaceutical facility, or a prescribing practitioner
1388 beginning on July 1, 2010, and ending on July 1, 2012.
1389 (3) In addition to fulfilling the requirements relating to the database on a statewide
1390 basis, the division shall, in accordance with Subsection (4), upgrade, administer, and direct the
1391 functioning of the database in geographical areas specified by the division, or on a statewide
1392 basis, in a manner that provides for real-time reporting of information entered into, and
1393 accessed from, the database by a pharmacy or pharmaceutical facility.
1394 (4) The division shall, under state procurement laws, and with the technical assistance
1395 of the Department of Technology Services, contract with a private entity to upgrade, operate,
1396 and maintain the database in the pilot area.
1397 (5) (a) All provisions and requirements of the statewide database, described in the
1398 other parts of this chapter, are applicable to the database in the pilot area, to the extent that they
1399 do not conflict with the requirements of this section.
1400 (b) For purposes of the other parts of this chapter, and this section, the database in the
1401 pilot area is considered part of the statewide database.
1402 (6) A pharmacy or pharmaceutical facility shall cooperate with the division, or the
1403 division's designee, to provide real-time submission of, and access to, information for the
1405 (a) in the pilot area; and
1406 (b) when the division implements the pilot program as a permanent program under
1407 Subsection [
1408 (7) The penalties and enforcement provisions described in the other parts of this
1409 chapter apply to enforce the provisions of this section in relation to a pharmacy or
1410 pharmaceutical facility that is located in, or operates in, the pilot area.
1411 (8) The division may make rules, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
1412 Administrative Rulemaking Act, to provide for the real-time reporting of, and access to,
1413 information in accordance with the requirements of this section.
1424 a permanent program on a statewide basis.
1426 Subsection (4), provide, free of charge, to a pharmacy or pharmaceutical facility that is required
1427 to comply with Subsection (6), software, software installation assistance, and training, that will
1428 enable the pharmacy or pharmaceutical facility to comply with Subsection (6).
1429 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection [
1430 required to comply with Subsection (6) may, instead of accepting installation of the software
1431 provided by the division under Subsection [
1432 comply with the requirements of Subsection (6), if the modification is made:
1433 (i) except as provided in Subsection [
1434 pharmaceutical facility;
1435 (ii) in consultation with the division; and
1436 (iii) within six months after the division notifies the pharmacy or pharmaceutical
1437 facility, in writing, of the division's intention to install the software described in Subsection
1439 (c) The division shall, through the private entity contracted with under Subsection (4),
1440 cooperate with a pharmacy or pharmaceutical facility that is required to comply with
1441 Subsection (6), to ensure that the installation and operation of the software described in
1442 Subsection [
1443 facility to the database:
1444 (i) complies with the security standards described in 45 C.F.R. Parts 160, 162, and 164,
1445 Health Insurance Reform: Security Standards;
1446 (ii) does not interfere with the proper functioning of the pharmacy's or pharmaceutical
1447 facility's software or computer system; and
1448 (iii) in order to minimize changes in existing protocols, provides, to the extent
1449 practicable, for the transmission of data in the same manner that pharmacies currently transmit
1450 information to insurance companies.
1451 (d) The division may, within funds appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose,
1452 reimburse a pharmacy for all or part of the costs of the in-house programing described in
1453 Subsection [
1454 (i) the pharmacy requests the reimbursement, in writing;
1455 (ii) the pharmacy provides proof of the costs for the in-house programming to the
1457 (iii) the pharmacy requests the reimbursement prior to a deadline established by the
1458 division; and
1459 (iv) except as provided in Subsection [
1460 reimbursement amount to each pharmacy that complies with Subsections [
1461 through (iii).
1462 (e) The division may reimburse a pharmacy described in Subsection [
1463 for an amount that is less than the reimbursement paid to other pharmacies described in
1464 Subsection [
1465 (i) the proof of costs for in-house programming provided by the pharmacy establishes a
1466 cost less than the amount reimbursed to the other pharmacies; and
1467 (ii) the amount reimbursed to the pharmacy is equal to the amount established by the
1468 proof of costs for in-house programming submitted by the pharmacy.
1469 (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the division may, by rule, allow
1470 up to 24 hours for the reporting of data to the database by a non-resident pharmacy, as defined
1471 in Section 58-17b-102 .
1472 Section 28. Section 58-77-201 is amended to read:
1473 58-77-201. Board.
1474 (1) There is created the Licensed Direct-entry Midwife Board consisting of:
1475 (a) four licensed Direct-entry midwives; and
1476 (b) one member of the general public.
1477 (2) The board shall be appointed and serve in accordance with Section 58-1-201 .
1478 (3) (a) The duties and responsibilities of the board shall be in accordance with Sections
1479 58-1-202 and 58-1-203 .
1480 (b) The board shall designate one of its members on a permanent or rotating basis to:
1481 (i) assist the division in reviewing complaints concerning the unlawful or
1482 unprofessional conduct of a licensed Direct-entry midwife; and
1483 (ii) advise the division in its investigation of these complaints.
1489 (4) A board member who has, under Subsection (3), reviewed a complaint or advised
1490 in its investigation may be disqualified from participating with the board when the board serves
1491 as a presiding officer in an adjudicative proceeding concerning the complaint.
1492 (5) Qualified faculty, board members, and other staff of Direct-entry midwifery
1493 learning institutions may serve as one or more of the licensed Directed-entry midwives on the
1495 Section 29. Section 59-14-204 is amended to read:
1496 59-14-204. Tax basis -- Rate -- Future increase -- Cigarette Tax Restricted
1497 Account -- Appropriation and expenditure of revenues.
1498 (1) Except for cigarettes described under Subsection 59-14-210 (3), there is levied a tax
1499 upon the sale, use, storage, or distribution of cigarettes in the state.
1500 (2) The rates of the tax levied under Subsection (1) are, beginning on July 1, 2010:
1501 (a) 8.5 cents on each cigarette, for all cigarettes weighing not more than three pounds
1502 per thousand cigarettes; and
1503 (b) 9.963 cents on each cigarette, for all cigarettes weighing in excess of three pounds
1504 per thousand cigarettes.
1505 (3) Except as otherwise provided under this chapter, the tax levied under Subsection
1506 (1) shall be paid by any person who is the manufacturer, jobber, importer, distributor,
1507 wholesaler, retailer, user, or consumer.
1508 (4) The tax rates specified in this section shall be increased by the commission by the
1509 same amount as any future reduction in the federal excise tax on cigarettes.
1510 (5) (a) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as the
1511 "Cigarette Tax Restricted Account."
1512 (b) The Cigarette Tax Restricted Account consists of:
1513 (i) the first $7,950,000 of the revenues collected from a tax under this section; and
1514 (ii) any other appropriations the Legislature makes to the Cigarette Tax Restricted
1516 (c) For each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year 2011-12 and subject to appropriation
1517 by the Legislature, the Division of Finance shall distribute money from the Cigarette Tax
1518 Restricted Account as follows:
1519 (i) $250,000 to the Department of Health to be expended for a tobacco prevention and
1520 control media campaign targeted towards children;
1521 (ii) $2,900,000 to the Department of Health to be expended for tobacco prevention,
1522 reduction, cessation, and control programs;
1523 (iii) $2,000,000 to the University of Utah Health Sciences Center for the Huntsman
1524 Cancer Institute to be expended for cancer research; and
1525 (iv) $2,800,000 to the University of Utah Health Sciences Center to be expended for
1526 medical education at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
1527 (d) In determining how to appropriate revenue deposited into the Cigarette Tax
1528 Restricted Account that is not otherwise appropriated under Subsection (5)(c), the Legislature
1529 shall give particular consideration to enhancing Medicaid provider reimbursement rates and
1530 medical coverage for the uninsured.
1539 Section 30. Section 62A-3-110 is amended to read:
1540 62A-3-110. "Out and About" Homebound Transportation Assistance Fund.
1541 (1) (a) There is created a restricted special revenue fund known as the "Out and About"
1542 Homebound Transportation Assistance Fund.
1543 (b) The "Out and About" Homebound Transportation Assistance Fund shall consist of:
1544 (i) private contributions;
1545 (ii) donations or grants from public or private entities;
1546 (iii) voluntary donations collected under Section 53-3-214.8 ; and
1547 (iv) interest and earnings on account money.
1548 (c) The cost of administering the "Out and About" Homebound Transportation
1549 Assistance Fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
1550 (2) The Division of Aging and Adult Services in the Department of Human Services
1552 (a) administer the funds contained in the "Out and About" Homebound Transportation
1553 Assistance Fund; and
1554 (b) select qualified organizations and distribute the funds in the "Out and About"
1555 Homebound Transportation Assistance Fund in accordance with Subsection (3)[
1558 (3) (a) The division may distribute the funds in the "Out and About" Homebound
1559 Transportation Assistance Fund to a selected organization that provides public transportation to
1560 aging persons, high risk adults, or people with disabilities.
1561 (b) An organization that provides public transportation to aging persons, high risk
1562 adults, or people with disabilities may apply to the Division of Aging and Adult Services, in a
1563 manner prescribed by the division, to receive all or part of the money contained in the "Out and
1564 About" Homebound Transportation Assistance Fund.
1565 Section 31. Section 62A-5-105 is amended to read:
1566 62A-5-105. Division responsibilities -- Policy mediation.
1567 (1) The division shall establish its rules in accordance with:
1568 (a) the policy of the Legislature as set forth by this chapter; and
1569 (b) Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
1570 (2) The division shall:
1571 (a) establish program policy for the division, the developmental center, and programs
1572 and facilities operated by or under contract with the division;
1573 (b) establish rules for the assessment and collection of fees for programs within the
1575 (c) no later than July 1, 2003, establish a graduated fee schedule based on ability to pay
1576 and implement the schedule with respect to service recipients and their families where not
1577 otherwise prohibited by federal law or regulation or not otherwise provided for in Section
1578 62A-5-109 ;
1579 (d) establish procedures to ensure that private citizens, consumers, private contract
1580 providers, allied state and local agencies, and others are provided with an opportunity to
1581 comment and provide input regarding any new policy or proposed revision to an existing
1583 (e) provide a mechanism for systematic and regular review of existing policy and for
1584 consideration of policy changes proposed by the persons and agencies described under
1585 Subsection (2)(d);
1586 (f) [
1587 receive services from the division and how the delivery of those services is prioritized within
1588 available funding; [
1592 (g) review implementation and compliance by the division with policies established by
1593 the board to ensure that the policies established by the Legislature in this chapter are carried
1594 out; and
1595 (h) annually report to the executive director.
1596 (3) The executive director shall mediate any differences which arise between the
1597 policies of the division and those of any other policy board or division in the department.
1598 Section 32. Section 62A-5a-104 is amended to read:
1599 62A-5a-104. Powers of council.
1600 (1) The council has authority, after local or individual efforts have failed, [
1603 (a) coordinate the appropriate transition of persons with disabilities who receive
1604 services and support from one state agency to receive services and support from another state
1606 (b) coordinate policies governing the provision of services and support for persons
1607 with disabilities by state agencies; and
1608 (c) consider issues regarding eligibility for services and support and, where possible,
1609 develop uniform eligibility standards for state agencies.
1610 (2) The council may receive appropriations from the Legislature to purchase services
1611 and supports for persons with disabilities as the council deems appropriate.
1612 Section 33. Section 62A-15-103 is amended to read:
1613 62A-15-103. Division -- Creation -- Responsibilities.
1614 (1) There is created the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health within the
1615 department, under the administration and general supervision of the executive director. The
1616 division is the substance abuse authority and the mental health authority for this state.
1617 (2) The division shall:
1618 (a) (i) educate the general public regarding the nature and consequences of substance
1619 abuse by promoting school and community-based prevention programs;
1620 (ii) render support and assistance to public schools through approved school-based
1621 substance abuse education programs aimed at prevention of substance abuse;
1622 (iii) promote or establish programs for the prevention of substance abuse within the
1623 community setting through community-based prevention programs;
1624 (iv) cooperate and assist other organizations and private treatment centers for substance
1625 abusers, by providing them with essential materials for furthering programs of prevention and
1626 rehabilitation of actual and potential substance abusers; and
1627 (v) promote or establish programs for education and certification of instructors to
1628 educate persons convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving with
1629 any measurable controlled substance in the body;
1630 (b) (i) collect and disseminate information pertaining to mental health;
1631 (ii) provide direction over the state hospital including approval of its budget,
1632 administrative policy, and coordination of services with local service plans;
1633 (iii) promulgate rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
1634 Rulemaking Act, to educate families concerning mental illness and promote family
1635 involvement, when appropriate, and with patient consent, in the treatment program of a family
1636 member; and
1637 (iv) promulgate rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
1638 Rulemaking Act, to direct that all individuals receiving services through local mental health
1639 authorities or the Utah State Hospital be informed about and, if desired, provided assistance in
1640 completion of a declaration for mental health treatment in accordance with Section
1641 62A-15-1002 ;
1642 (c) (i) consult and coordinate with local substance abuse authorities and local mental
1643 health authorities regarding programs and services;
1644 (ii) provide consultation and other assistance to public and private agencies and groups
1645 working on substance abuse and mental health issues;
1646 (iii) promote and establish cooperative relationships with courts, hospitals, clinics,
1647 medical and social agencies, public health authorities, law enforcement agencies, education and
1648 research organizations, and other related groups;
1649 (iv) promote or conduct research on substance abuse and mental health issues, and
1650 submit to the governor and the Legislature recommendations for changes in policy and
1652 (v) receive, distribute, and provide direction over public funds for substance abuse and
1653 mental health services;
1654 (vi) monitor and evaluate programs provided by local substance abuse authorities and
1655 local mental health authorities;
1656 (vii) examine expenditures of any local, state, and federal funds;
1657 (viii) monitor the expenditure of public funds by:
1658 (A) local substance abuse authorities;
1659 (B) local mental health authorities; and
1660 (C) in counties where they exist, the private contract provider that has an annual or
1661 otherwise ongoing contract to provide comprehensive substance abuse or mental health
1662 programs or services for the local substance abuse authority or local mental health authorities;
1663 (ix) contract with local substance abuse authorities and local mental health authorities
1664 to provide a comprehensive continuum of services in accordance with division policy, contract
1665 provisions, and the local plan;
1666 (x) contract with private and public entities for special statewide or nonclinical services
1667 according to division rules;
1668 (xi) review and approve each local substance abuse authority's plan and each local
1669 mental health authority's plan in order to ensure:
1670 (A) a statewide comprehensive continuum of substance abuse services;
1671 (B) a statewide comprehensive continuum of mental health services; and
1672 (C) appropriate expenditure of public funds;
1673 (xii) review and make recommendations regarding each local substance abuse
1674 authority's contract with its provider of substance abuse programs and services and each local
1675 mental health authority's contract with its provider of mental health programs and services to
1676 ensure compliance with state and federal law and policy;
1677 (xiii) monitor and ensure compliance with division rules and contract requirements;
1679 (xiv) withhold funds from local substance abuse authorities, local mental health
1680 authorities, and public and private providers for contract noncompliance, failure to comply
1681 with division directives regarding the use of public funds, or for misuse of public funds or
1683 (d) assure that the requirements of this part are met and applied uniformly by local
1684 substance abuse authorities and local mental health authorities across the state;
1685 (e) require each local substance abuse authority and each local mental health authority
1686 to submit its plan to the division by May 1 of each year; and
1687 (f) conduct an annual program audit and review of each local substance abuse authority
1688 in the state and its contract provider and each local mental health authority in the state and its
1689 contract provider, including:
1690 (i) a review and determination regarding whether:
1691 (A) public funds allocated to local substance abuse authorities and local mental health
1692 authorities are consistent with services rendered and outcomes reported by them or their
1693 contract providers; and
1694 (B) each local substance abuse authority and each local mental health authority is
1695 exercising sufficient oversight and control over public funds allocated for substance abuse and
1696 mental health programs and services; and
1697 (ii) items determined by the division to be necessary and appropriate[
1711 (3) (a) The division may refuse to contract with and may pursue its legal remedies
1712 against any local substance abuse authority or local mental health authority that fails, or has
1713 failed, to expend public funds in accordance with state law, division policy, contract
1714 provisions, or directives issued in accordance with state law.
1715 (b) The division may withhold funds from a local substance abuse authority or local
1716 mental health authority if the authority's contract with its provider of substance abuse or mental
1717 health programs or services fails to comply with state and federal law or policy.
1718 (4) Before reissuing or renewing a contract with any local substance abuse authority or
1719 local mental health authority, the division shall review and determine whether the local
1720 substance abuse authority or local mental health authority is complying with its oversight and
1721 management responsibilities described in Sections 17-43-201 , 17-43-203 , 17-43-303 , and
1722 17-43-309 . Nothing in this Subsection (4) may be used as a defense to the responsibility and
1723 liability described in Section 17-43-303 and to the responsibility and liability described in
1724 Section 17-43-203 .
1725 (5) In carrying out its duties and responsibilities, the division may not duplicate
1726 treatment or educational facilities that exist in other divisions or departments of the state, but
1727 shall work in conjunction with those divisions and departments in rendering the treatment or
1728 educational services that those divisions and departments are competent and able to provide.
1729 (6) (a) The division may accept in the name of and on behalf of the state donations,
1730 gifts, devises, or bequests of real or personal property or services to be used as specified by the
1732 (b) Those donations, gifts, devises, or bequests shall be used by the division in
1733 performing its powers and duties. Any money so obtained shall be considered private funds
1734 and shall be deposited into an interest-bearing restricted special revenue fund to be used by the
1735 division for substance abuse or mental health services. The state treasurer may invest the fund
1736 and all interest shall remain with the fund.
1737 (7) The division shall annually review with each local substance abuse authority and
1738 each local mental health authority the authority's statutory and contract responsibilities
1740 (a) the use of public funds;
1741 (b) oversight responsibilities regarding public funds; and
1742 (c) governance of substance abuse and mental health programs and services.
1743 (8) The Legislature may refuse to appropriate funds to the division upon the division's
1744 failure to comply with the provisions of this part.
1745 (9) If a local substance abuse authority contacts the division under Subsection
1746 17-43-201 (9) for assistance in providing treatment services to a pregnant woman or pregnant
1747 minor, the division shall:
1748 (a) refer the pregnant woman or pregnant minor to a treatment facility that has the
1749 capacity to provide the treatment services; or
1750 (b) otherwise ensure that treatment services are made available to the pregnant woman
1751 or pregnant minor.
1752 Section 34. Section 62A-15-712 is amended to read:
1753 62A-15-712. Responsibilities of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental
1755 (1) The division shall ensure that the requirements of this part are met and applied
1756 uniformly by local mental health authorities across the state.
1757 (2) Because the division must, under Section 62A-15-103 , contract with, review,
1758 approve, and oversee local mental health authority plans, and withhold funds from local mental
1759 health authorities and public and private providers for contract noncompliance or misuse of
1760 public funds, the division shall:
1761 (a) require each local mental health authority to submit its plan to the division by May
1762 1 of each year; and
1763 (b) conduct an annual program audit and review of each local mental health authority
1764 in the state, and its contract provider.
1779 to items determined by the division to be necessary and appropriate, include a review and
1780 determination regarding whether or not:
1781 (a) public funds allocated to local mental health authorities are consistent with services
1782 rendered and outcomes reported by it or its contract provider; and
1783 (b) each local mental health authority is exercising sufficient oversight and control over
1784 public funds allocated for mental health programs and services.
1786 fails to comply with the procedures and requirements of this section.
1787 Section 35. Section 63C-8-106 is amended to read:
1788 63C-8-106. Rural residency training program.
1789 (1) For purposes of this section:
1790 (a) "Physician" means:
1791 (i) a person licensed to practice medicine under Title 58, Chapter 67, Utah Medical
1792 Practice Act or Title 58, Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act; and
1793 (ii) a person licensed to practice dentistry under Title 58, Chapter 69, Dentist and
1794 Dental Hygienist Practice Act.
1795 (b) "Rural residency training program" means an accredited clinical training program
1796 as defined in Section 63C-8-101 which places a physician into a rural county for a part or all of
1797 the physician's clinical training.
1798 (2) (a) Subject to appropriations from the Legislature, the council shall establish a pilot
1799 program to place physicians into rural residency training programs.
1800 (b) The pilot program shall begin July 1, 2005 and sunset July 1, 2015, in accordance
1801 with Section 63I-1-263 .
1807 Section 36. Section 63I-1-263 (Effective 05/01/13) is amended to read:
1808 63I-1-263 (Effective 05/01/13). Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63M.
1809 (1) Section 63A-4-204 , authorizing the Risk Management Fund to provide coverage to
1810 any public school district which chooses to participate, is repealed July 1, 2016.
1811 (2) Section 63A-5-603 , State Facility Energy Efficiency Fund, is repealed July 1, 2016.
1812 (3) Section 63C-8-106 , rural residency training program, is repealed July 1, 2015.
1813 (4) Title 63C, Chapter 13, Prison Relocation and Development Authority Act, is
1814 repealed July 1, 2014.
1815 (5) Subsection 63G-6a-1402 (7) authorizing certain transportation agencies to award a
1816 contract for a design-build transportation project in certain circumstances, is repealed July 1,
1818 (6) Title 63H, Chapter 4, Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority, is repealed July 1,
1820 (7) The Resource Development Coordinating Committee, created in Section
1821 63J-4-501 , is repealed July 1, 2015.
1822 (8) Title 63M, Chapter 1, Part 4, Enterprise Zone Act, is repealed July 1, 2018.
1823 (9) (a) Title 63M, Chapter 1, Part 11, Recycling Market Development Zone Act, is
1824 repealed January 1, 2021.
1825 (b) Subject to Subsection (9)(c), Sections 59-7-610 and 59-10-1007 regarding tax
1826 credits for certain persons in recycling market development zones, are repealed for taxable
1827 years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
1828 (c) A person may not claim a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 :
1829 (i) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section 59-7-610 or
1830 59-10-1007 , if the machinery or equipment is purchased on or after January 1, 2021; or
1831 (ii) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), if
1832 the expenditure is made on or after January 1, 2021.
1833 (d) Notwithstanding Subsections (9)(b) and (c), a person may carry forward a tax credit
1834 in accordance with Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 if:
1835 (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 ; and
1836 (ii) (A) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section
1837 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 , the machinery or equipment is purchased on or before December 31,
1838 2020; or
1839 (B) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), the
1840 expenditure is made on or before December 31, 2020.
1841 (10) (a) Section 63M-1-2507 , Health Care Compact is repealed on July 1, 2014.
1842 (b) (i) The Legislature shall, before reauthorizing the Health Care Compact:
1843 (A) direct the Health System Reform Task Force to evaluate the issues listed in
1844 Subsection (10)(b)(ii), and by January 1, 2013 develop and recommend criteria for the
1845 Legislature to use to negotiate the terms of the Health Care Compact; and
1846 (B) prior to July 1, 2014, seek amendments to the Health Care Compact among the
1847 member states that the Legislature determines are appropriate after considering the
1848 recommendations of the Health System Reform Task Force.
1849 (ii) The Health System Reform Task Force shall evaluate and develop criteria for the
1850 Legislature regarding:
1851 (A) the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act;
1852 (B) whether Utah is likely to be required to implement any part of the Affordable Care
1853 Act prior to negotiating the compact with the federal government, such as Medicaid expansion
1854 in 2014;
1855 (C) whether the compact's current funding formula, based on adjusted 2010 state
1856 expenditures, is the best formula for Utah and other state compact members to use for
1857 establishing the block grants from the federal government;
1858 (D) whether the compact's calculation of current year inflation adjustment factor,
1859 without consideration of the regional medical inflation rate in the current year, is adequate to
1860 protect the state from increased costs associated with administering a state based Medicaid and
1861 a state based Medicare program;
1862 (E) whether the state has the flexibility it needs under the compact to implement and
1863 fund state based initiatives, or whether the compact requires uniformity across member states
1864 that does not benefit Utah;
1865 (F) whether the state has the option under the compact to refuse to take over the federal
1866 Medicare program;
1867 (G) whether a state based Medicare program would provide better benefits to the
1868 elderly and disabled citizens of the state than a federally run Medicare program;
1869 (H) whether the state has the infrastructure necessary to implement and administer a
1870 better state based Medicare program;
1871 (I) whether the compact appropriately delegates policy decisions between the
1872 legislative and executive branches of government regarding the development and
1873 implementation of the compact with other states and the federal government; and
1874 (J) the impact on public health activities, including communicable disease surveillance
1875 and epidemiology.
1876 (11) The Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board, created in Section
1877 63M-7-504 , is repealed July 1, 2017.
1882 Section 37. Section 63J-1-201 is amended to read:
1883 63J-1-201. Governor's proposed budget to Legislature -- Contents -- Preparation
1884 -- Appropriations based on current tax laws and not to exceed estimated revenues.
1885 (1) The governor shall deliver, not later than 30 days before the date the Legislature
1886 convenes in the annual general session, a confidential draft copy of the governor's proposed
1887 budget recommendations to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst according to the
1888 requirements of this section.
1889 (2) (a) When submitting a proposed budget, the governor shall, within the first three
1890 days of the annual general session of the Legislature, submit to the presiding officer of each
1891 house of the Legislature:
1892 (i) a proposed budget for the ensuing fiscal year;
1893 (ii) a schedule for all of the proposed changes to appropriations in the proposed budget,
1894 with each change clearly itemized and classified; and
1895 (iii) as applicable, a document showing proposed changes in estimated revenues that
1896 are based on changes in state tax laws or rates.
1897 (b) The proposed budget shall include:
1898 (i) a projection of the total estimated revenues and appropriations for the next fiscal
1900 (ii) the source of changes to all direct, indirect, and in-kind matching funds for all
1901 federal grants or assistance programs included in the budget;
1902 (iii) a plan of proposed changes to appropriations and estimated revenues for the next
1903 fiscal year that is based upon the current fiscal year state tax laws and rates;
1904 (iv) an itemized estimate of the proposed changes to appropriations for:
1905 (A) the Legislative Department as certified to the governor by the president of the
1906 Senate and the speaker of the House;
1907 (B) the Executive Department;
1908 (C) the Judicial Department as certified to the governor by the state court
1910 (D) changes to salaries payable by the state under the Utah Constitution or under law
1911 for lease agreements planned for the next fiscal year; and
1912 (E) all other changes to ongoing or one-time appropriations, including dedicated
1913 credits, restricted funds, nonlapsing balances, grants, and federal funds;
1914 (v) for each line item, the average annual dollar amount of staff funding associated
1915 with all positions that were vacant during the last fiscal year;
1916 (vi) deficits or anticipated deficits;
1917 (vii) the recommendations for each state agency for new full-time employees for the
1918 next fiscal year, which shall also be provided to the State Building Board as required by
1919 Subsection 63A-5-103 (2);
1920 (viii) any explanation that the governor may desire to make as to the important features
1921 of the budget and any suggestion as to methods for the reduction of expenditures or increase of
1922 the state's revenue; and
1923 (ix) information detailing certain fee increases as required by Section 63J-1-504 .
1924 (3) For the purpose of preparing and reporting the proposed budget:
1925 (a) The governor shall require the proper state officials, including all public and higher
1926 education officials, all heads of executive and administrative departments and state institutions,
1927 bureaus, boards, commissions, and agencies expending or supervising the expenditure of the
1928 state money, and all institutions applying for state money and appropriations, to provide
1929 itemized estimates of changes in revenues and appropriations.
1930 (b) The governor may require the persons and entities subject to Subsection (3)(a) to
1931 provide other information under these guidelines and at times as the governor may direct,
1932 which may include a requirement for program productivity and performance measures, where
1933 appropriate, with emphasis on outcome indicators.
1934 (c) The governor may require representatives of public and higher education, state
1935 departments and institutions, and other institutions or individuals applying for state
1936 appropriations to attend budget meetings.
1937 (4) In submitting the budgets for the Departments of Health and Human Services and
1938 the Office of the Attorney General, the governor shall consider a separate recommendation in
1939 the governor's budget for changes in funds to be contracted to:
1940 (a) local mental health authorities under Section 62A-15-110 ;
1941 (b) local substance abuse authorities under Section 62A-15-110 ;
1942 (c) area agencies under Section 62A-3-104.2 ;
1943 (d) programs administered directly by and for operation of the Divisions of Substance
1944 Abuse and Mental Health and Aging and Adult Services;
1945 (e) local health departments under Title 26A, Chapter 1, Local Health Departments;
1947 (f) counties for the operation of Children's Justice Centers under Section 67-5b-102 .
1948 (5) (a) In making budget recommendations, the governor shall consider an amount
1949 sufficient to grant the following entities the same percentage increase for wages and benefits
1950 that the governor includes in the governor's budget for persons employed by the state:
1951 (i) local health departments, local mental health authorities, local substance abuse
1952 authorities, and area agencies;
1953 (ii) local conservation districts and Utah Association of Conservation District
1954 employees, as related to the budget for the Department of Agriculture; and
1955 (iii) employees of corporations that provide direct services under contract with:
1956 (A) the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation and the Division of Services for People
1957 with Disabilities;
1958 (B) the Division of Child and Family Services; and
1959 (C) the Division of Juvenile Justice Services within the Department of Human
1961 (b) If the governor does not include in the governor's budget an amount sufficient to
1962 grant an increase for any entity described in Subsection (5)(a), the governor shall include a
1963 message to the Legislature regarding the governor's reason for not including that amount.
1970 budget for the Utah Communications Agency Network established in Title 63C, Chapter 7,
1971 Utah Communications Agency Network Act.
1973 budget for funds to maintain the operation and administration of the Utah Comprehensive
1974 Health Insurance Pool. In making the recommendation, the governor may consider:
1975 (i) actuarial analysis of growth or decline in enrollment projected over a period of at
1976 least three years;
1977 (ii) actuarial analysis of the medical and pharmacy claims costs projected over a period
1978 of at least three years;
1979 (iii) the annual Medical Care Consumer Price Index;
1980 (iv) the annual base budget for the pool established by the Business, Economic
1981 Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee for each fiscal year;
1982 (v) the growth or decline in insurance premium taxes and fees collected by the State
1983 Tax Commission and the Insurance Department; and
1984 (vi) the availability of surplus General Fund revenue under Section 63J-1-312 and
1985 Subsection 59-14-204 (5).
1986 (b) In considering the factors in Subsections [
1987 may consider the actuarial data and projections prepared for the board of the Utah
1988 Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool as it develops the governor's financial statements and
1989 projections for each fiscal year.
1991 shall include a separate recommendation in the governor's budget for maintaining a sufficient
1992 number of alcohol-related law enforcement officers to maintain the enforcement ratio equal to
1993 or below the number specified in Subsection 32B-1-201 (2).
1994 (b) If the governor does not include in the governor's budget an amount sufficient to
1995 maintain the number of alcohol-related law enforcement officers described in Subsection [
1996 (8)(a), the governor shall include a message to the Legislature regarding the governor's reason
1997 for not including that amount.
1999 Legislative Department, the Judicial Department, and those providing for the payment of
2000 principal and interest to the state debt and for the salaries and expenditures specified by the
2001 Utah Constitution or under the laws of the state.
2002 (b) The estimate for the Judicial Department, as certified by the state court
2003 administrator, shall also be included in the budget without revision, but the governor may make
2004 separate recommendations on the estimate.
2006 budget may not exceed the estimated revenues from taxes, fees, and all other sources for the
2007 next ensuing fiscal year.
2009 invalidity does not affect the budget itself or any other item in it.
2010 Section 38. Repealer.
2011 This bill repeals:
2012 Section 26-10b-105, Report on implementation.
2013 Section 26-18-3.3, Study of privatization of eligibility determination.
2014 Section 31A-29-113.5, Pilot Program for Chronic Disease and Pharmaceutical
2015 Management of Bleeding Disorders.
2016 Section 63M-9-101, Title.
2017 Section 63M-9-102, Purpose of chapter.
2018 Section 63M-9-103, Definitions.
2019 Section 63M-9-104, Relationship to political subdivisions.
2020 Section 63M-9-201, Families, Agencies, and Communities Together State Council
2021 -- Composition -- Duties -- Interagency case management team.
2022 Section 63M-9-202, Steering committee -- Membership -- Duties.
2023 Section 63M-9-203, Staffing.
2024 Section 63M-9-301, Local interagency council -- Composition -- Duties.
2025 Section 63M-9-401, Prevention and early intervention programs -- Applicants --
2026 Selection process.
2027 Section 63M-9-402, Plans for collaborative service delivery systems.
2028 Section 63M-9-501, Evaluation of programs -- Report to legislative interim
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-15-13 11:17 AM
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