Chief Sponsor: R. Curt Webb

Senate Sponsor: Don L. Ipson


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          ▸     permits occupational and professional licensing boards to make a recommendation
14     to the Legislature concerning proposed amendments to licensing acts; and
15          ▸     makes technical changes.
16     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     AMENDS:
22          58-1-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 198

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

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

58          [(xiv) Chapter 72, Acupuncture Licensing Act; and]
59          [(xv) Chapter 73, Chiropractic Physician Practice Act.]
60          (b) This Subsection (3) does not:
61          (i) require a board's approval to amend a practice act; and
62          (ii) apply to technical or clarifying amendments to a practice act.