File No. 35217

This notice was published in the September 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 18) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Insurance, Administration

Rule R590-237

Access to Health Care Providers in Rural Counties

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 35217
Filed: 09/01/2011 03:53:28 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:

Title 31A, Chapter 2, authorizes the commissioner to adopt rules to implement the code. Subsection 31A-8-501(8)(c) authorizes the commissioner to identify by rule the counties with a population density of less than 100 people per square mile, independent hospitals, and federally qualified health centers and describe how health maintenance organizations shall use the information and provide enrollees in rural areas with a notice that includes a list of non-HMO contracted medical providers they can use per certain requirements.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

There have been no written comments sent to the department regarding this rule within the past five years.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The rule is needed to assure that people living in rural areas have access to adequate heath care services. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Insurance
Administration
Room 3110 STATE OFFICE BLDG
450 N MAIN ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jilene Whitby at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Authorized by:

Jilene Whitby, Information Specialist

Effective:

09/01/2011


Additional Information

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/2011/b20110915.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 Jilene Whitby at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].