File No. 35235

This notice was published in the October 1, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Health, Administration

Rule R380-210

Health Care Facility Patient Safety Program

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 35235
Filed: 09/14/2011 10:49:41 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule is authorized by Subsections 26-1-30(2)(a), (b), (d), (e), and (g) which govern the reporting of data to the Utah Department of Health for promotion, protection, detection, reporting, and control of diseases and health hazards. Section 26-3-8 protects the disclosure of reported data by restricting its use at the discretion of 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:

None received.

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

This program is a viable program and has grown to include work with perinatal outcomes, neonatal blood screening, trauma, and the reporting of infections by Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Therefore, this rule should be continued. Efforts are underway to harmonize the required events to be reported with national standards and measures. These revision are done in partnership with Health Insight, Utah Hospital Association, Utah Medical Associations and in consultation with industry representatives. The rule provides public accountability in terms of sentinel event reports at the state level. Data collected as a result of this rule also serves to inform the industry of alarming trends and the opportunity for improvement. The rule standardizes definitions across the industry and sets up the reporting infrastructure.

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

288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3231

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Iona Thraen at the above address, by phone at 801-273-6643, by FAX at 801-273-4150, or by Internet E-mail at

Authorized by:

David Patton, Executive Director



Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at 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 Iona Thraen at the above address, by phone at 801-273-6643, by FAX at 801-273-4150, or by Internet E-mail at