7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill relates to the duty to report drug diversion.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ defines terms; and
13 ▸ makes it a class B misdemeanor to knowingly fail to report known or suspected
14 drug diversion to law enforcement, unless reporting would violate HIPAA.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 76-10-2203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 76-10-2203 is enacted to read:
25 76-10-2203. Duty to report drug diversion.
26 (1) As used in this section:
27 (a) "Diversion" means a practitioner's transfer of a significant amount of drugs to
28 another for an unlawful purpose.
29 (b) "Drug" means a Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substance, as defined in
30 Section 58-37-4, that is an opiate.
31 (c) "HIPAA" means the same as that term is defined in Section 26-18-17.
32 (d) "Opiate" means the same as that term is defined in Section 58-37-2.
33 (e) "Practitioner" means an individual:
34 (i) licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized by the appropriate jurisdiction to
35 administer, dispense, distribute, or prescribe a drug in the course of professional practice; or
36 (ii) employed by a person who is licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized by the
37 appropriate jurisdiction to administer, dispense, distribute, or prescribe a drug in the course of
38 professional practice or standard operations.
39 (f) "Significant amount" means an aggregate amount equal to, or more than, 500
40 morphine milligram equivalents calculated in accordance with guidelines developed by the
41 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
42 (2) An individual is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if the individual:
43 (a) knows that a practitioner is involved in diversion; and
44 (b) knowingly fails to report the diversion to a peace officer or law enforcement
46 (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to the extent that an individual is prohibited from
47 reporting by 42 C.F.R. Part 2 or HIPAA.