File No. 34129
This notice was published in the October 15, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 20) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Health, Health Systems Improvement, Primary Care and Rural Health
Physician Visa Waiver
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 34129
Filed: 09/30/2010 08:47:18 PM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
Section 26-1-18 allows the statutory authority to the Utah Department of Health as the health, health planning, and medical assistance authority of the state and is the sole state agency for administration of federally assisted state programs or plans for public health, health planning, maternal and child health, crippled children's services, and medical assistance. The Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program is a federally assisted program managed by the Utah Department of Health.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
No comments were received when the rule change was made in September 2008. No comments have been received on the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program from the State, local governments, small businesses, or other persons other than businesses.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
The rule should continue because the Utah Department of Health continues to be designated by the United States Department of State (USDOS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) as the agency approved to review and recommend Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waivers to eligible physicians. The Utah Department of Health continues to have the authority to recommend to the USDOS waivers, which they then send on to the USCIS for final approval and granting. Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver requests continue to come into the Utah Department of Health from physicians and health care facilities needing physicians to serve Utah's medically underserved populations.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Health
Health Systems Improvement, Primary Care and Rural Health
3760 S HIGHLAND DR
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Erin Olsen at the above address, by phone at 801-273-6618, by FAX at 801-273-4146, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Sundwall, Executive Director
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2010/b20101015.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Erin Olsen at the above address, by phone at 801-273-6618, by FAX at 801-273-4146, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com.