S.B. 125 Enrolled






Chief Sponsor: Deidre M. Henderson

House Sponsor: Mike K. McKell

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends the Retired Volunteer Health Care Practitioner Act.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    amends the eligibility requirements for an individual to apply for a retired volunteer
             14      health care practitioner license; and
             15          .    makes technical amendments.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22           58-81-103 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 263
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 58-81-103 is amended to read:
             26           58-81-103. Eligibility for volunteer health care practitioner license -- Delegation
             27      of service agreement.
             28          (1) A health care practitioner is eligible to apply to the division and board for a
             29      volunteer health care practitioner license if the health care practitioner:

             30          (a) certifies to the division and board that the applicant will be engaged exclusively in
             31      volunteer health care services; and
             32          (b) completes an application for a volunteer health care practitioner license, which
             33      includes documentation:
             34          (i) of professional education, exams passed, and graduation;
             35          (ii) of practice history;
             36          (iii) of a qualified location for which the health care practitioner will be practicing;
             37          (iv) identifying the supervising health care practitioner and the supervising health care
             38      practitioner's delegation of service agreement with the volunteer practitioner; and
             39          (v) that the applicant has:
             40          (A) previously been issued an unrestricted license to practice in Utah [or], another state
             41      of the United States, or a district or territory of the United States;
             42          (B) never been the subject of any significant disciplinary action in any jurisdiction; and
             43          (C) is in good health and does not have a condition which would impair the health care
             44      practitioner's ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety to patients.
             45          (2) A health care provider who has agreed to be a supervising professional for a
             46      volunteer at a qualified location shall:
             47          (a) enter into a delegation of service agreement with the volunteer health care
             48      practitioner;
             49          (b) agree to provide the level of supervision required in Subsection 58-81-102 [(5)](6);
             50          (c) determine with the volunteer whether the volunteer's scope of practice or ability to
             51      prescribe controlled substances will be limited by the delegation of service agreement;
             52          (d) include in the delegation of service agreement that the volunteer may not prescribe
             53      a controlled substance to himself, the volunteer's family, or a staff member of the qualified
             54      location; and
             55          (e) forward the delegation of service agreement to the division.

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