7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program Act to establish
10 a pilot program for a state employee health clinic.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ within state premiums paid to the state risk pool, requires the Public Employees'
14 Benefit and Insurance Program to establish an on-site employee health clinic:
15 • by affiliating with an existing clinic; or
16 • by issuing a bid for the on-site health clinic; and
17 ▸ establishes some minimum criteria for the on-site health clinic.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 49-20-412, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 49-20-412 is enacted to read:
28 49-20-412. Pilot program for on-site employee clinic.
29 (1) Within state premiums paid to the state risk pool from the Legislature, the program
30 shall establish a primary care clinic:
31 (a) for state employees and their dependents;
32 (b) within a state building that is accessible to a large number of state employees; and
33 (c) in accordance with Subsection (2).
34 (2) The program shall:
35 (a) affiliate with an existing clinic:
36 (i) located in a building accessible to a large number of state employees; and
37 (ii) managed by a physician licensed in this state Ĥ→ under Title 58, Chapter 67, Utah
37a Medical Practice Act or Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act ←Ĥ ; or
38 (b) request bids from private entities to establish the on-site primary care clinic in
39 accordance with criteria established by the program, which shall include at least the following:
40 (i) the entity's ability to establish a primary care clinic that is designed to:
41 (A) be convenient for employees and their dependents;
42 (B) increase health of employees;
43 (C) increase compliance with health care screening and management of chronic health
44 care conditions; and
45 (D) dispense commonly used, pre-packaged drugs in a cost effective manner;
46 (ii) the entity's organizational and financial independence from any particular hospital
47 network, network of clinics, or network of health care providers; and
48 (iii) management of the clinic by a physician licensed in the state Ĥ→ under Title 58,
48a Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act or Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic
48b Medical Practice Act ←Ĥ .