7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions relating to the use of public funds for contraceptives.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ requires the Department of Health to apply for certain grants under Title X of the
13 Public Health Service Act; and
14 ▸ allows a health care provider to accept Title X funding under certain circumstances.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 26-1-41, Utah Code Annotated 1953
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 26-1-41 is enacted to read:
25 26-1-41. Title X grant funding -- Application -- Prioritization of funds --
26 Accepting Title X grant funding.
27 (1) Before June 1, 2020, the department shall, for purposes of grants offered under
28 Title X of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 300 et seq., shall:
29 (a) determine whether the requirements of 42 C.F.R. Sec. 59.5(a)(4) pertaining to
30 providing certain services to a minor without parental consent may be waived; and
31 (b) if the department determines that the requirement described in Subsection (1)(a)
32 may be waived, request a waiver of the requirement described in Subsection (1)(a).
33 (2) The department shall submit an application to the United States Department of
34 Health and Human Services for a grant under Title X of the Public Health Service Act, 42
35 U.S.C. Sec. 300 et seq.
36 (3) For any grant funding received by the department under Subsection (2), the
37 department shall:
38 (a) prioritize entities that efficiently provide family planning services to low income
39 women; and
40 (b) for entities that meet the criteria described in Subsection (3)(a), give positive
41 consideration to an entity that:
42 (i) expands the availability of family planning services, prenatal and postnatal care in
43 low-income, rural, and under-served areas of the state;
44 (ii) provides support for a woman to carry a pregnancy to term;
45 (iii) emphasizes the health and viability of the fetus; or
46 (iv) provides education and maternity support.
47 (4) Notwithstanding Sections 76-7-322, 76-7-323, and 76-7-325, a health care provider
48 may accept funds and provide services under Title X of the Public Health Service Act, 42
49 U.S.C. Sec. 300 et seq., if the health care provider:
50 (a) accepts funding from the state Medicaid program;
51 (b) complies with 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396d(a)(xvii)(4)(c); and
52 (c) agrees to comply with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396d(a)(xvii)(4)(c) with
53 respect to the funds received under Title X of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec.
54 300 et seq.