Chief Sponsor: Sophia M. DiCaro

Senate Sponsor: Evan J. Vickers


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies provisions of the Division of Occupational and Professional
10     Licensing Act.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     modifies the authority of the Acupuncture Licensing Board; and
14          ▸     makes technical changes.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          None
17     Other Special Clauses:
18          None
19     Utah Code Sections Affected:
20     AMENDS:
21          58-1-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 259

23     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24          Section 1. Section 58-1-202 is amended to read:
25          58-1-202. Boards -- Duties, functions, and responsibilities.
26          (1) The duties, functions, and responsibilities of each board include the following:
27          (a) recommending to the director appropriate rules;

28          (b) recommending to the director policy and budgetary matters;
29          (c) approving and establishing a passing score for applicant examinations;
30          (d) screening applicants and recommending licensing, renewal, reinstatement, and
31     relicensure actions to the director in writing;
32          (e) assisting the director in establishing standards of supervision for students or persons
33     in training to become qualified to obtain a license in the occupation or profession it represents;
34     and
35          (f) acting as presiding officer in conducting hearings associated with adjudicative
36     proceedings and in issuing recommended orders when so designated by the director[; and].
37          [(g) in accordance with Subsection (3), each board may recommend to the appropriate
38     legislative committee whether the board supports a change to the licensing act.]
39          (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to boards created in Title 58, Chapter 55, Utah
40     Construction Trades Licensing Act.
41          (3) (a) [This Subsection (3) applies to the following] The following boards may
42     recommend to the appropriate legislative committee whether the board supports a change to a
43     licensing act:
44          (i) Chapter 5a, Podiatric Physician Licensing Act;
45          (ii) Chapter 16a, Utah Optometry Practice Act;
46          (iii) Chapter 17b, Pharmacy Practice Act;
47          (iv) Chapter 24b, Physical Therapy Practice Act;
48          (v) Chapter 28, Veterinary Practice Act;
49          (vi) Chapter 31b, Nurse Practice Act;
50          (vii) Chapter 40a, Athletic Trainer Licensing Act;
51          (viii) Chapter 44a, Nurse Midwife Practice Act;
52          (ix) Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act;
53          (x) Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;
54          (xi) Chapter 69, Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act;
55          (xii) Chapter 70a, Physician Assistant Act;
56          (xiii) Chapter 71, Naturopathic Physician Practice Act; [and]
57          (xiv) Chapter 72, Acupuncture Licensing Act; and
58          [(xiv)] (xv) Chapter 73, Chiropractic Physician Practice Act.

59          (b) This Subsection [(1)(g)] (3) does not:
60          (i) require a board's approval to amend a practice act; and
61          (ii) apply to technical or clarifying amendments to a practice act.

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