Utah Medical Association
MOTION: Sen. Shiozawa moved to pass 1st Sub. S.B. 203, as amended, out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen.Thatcher absent for the vote.
S.B. 207 Repeal of Health and Human Services Reports and Expired or Discontinued Programs (A. Christensen)
Sen. Christensen presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to amend S.B. 207 as follows:
1. Page 2, Line 35 :
26-7-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 192
2. Page 2, Line 49 :
26-52-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 242 and 402
3. Page 2, Line 57 :
59-14-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 341
4. Page 15, Line 451 through Page 16, Line 488 :
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
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[; and].
488 [(h) annually report to the Legislature on its activities and accomplishments.] }
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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[: (i)] the executive director [of the
1158 [(ii) the Legislature's Health and Human Services Interim Committee; and]
1159 [(iii) the Legislature's Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.]
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. }
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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
1530 medical coverage for the uninsured.
1531 [(e) Any program or entity that receives funding under Subsection (5)(c) shall provide
1532 an annual report to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee no later that September
1533 1 of each year. The report shall include:]
1534 [(i) the amount funded;]
1535 [(ii) the amount expended;]
1536 [(iii) a description of the effectiveness of the program; and]
1537 [(iv) if the program is a tobacco cessation program, the report required in Section
1538 51-9-203 .] }
The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.B. 207, as amended, out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 198 Aging and Adult Services Amendments (B. Last)
Rep. Last presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass H.B. 198 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved that H.B. 198 be placed on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.
S.J.R. 15 Joint Resolution Regarding the Impact of Adult Images on Children's Development (T. Weiler)
Sen. Weiler and Sen. Thatcher presented the bill to the committee.
Spoke in favor
of the bill: Dr. Jennifer Brown
Ms. Pamela Atkinson, Chair, Utah Coalition Against Pornography
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.J.R. 15 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Vickers adjourned the meeting at 8:47 a.m.
Minutes reported by Ms. Nancy A. Skidmore, Secretary.
Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Committee Chair