File No. 37043

This notice was published in the December 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 23) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Health, Center for Health Data, Health Care Statistics

Rule R428-11

Health Data Authority Ambulatory Surgical Data Reporting Rule

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 37043
Filed: 11/14/2012 01:59:38 PM


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 Subsection 26-33a-104(1) to "direct a statewide effort to collect, analyze, and distribute health care data to facilitate the promotion and accessibility of quality and cost-effective health care and also to facilitate interaction among those with concern for health care issues."

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 written comment has been received since the last review of the rule. At its quarterly meeting on 11/13/2012, the Utah Health Data Committee reviewed the rule and requested its continuation.

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

This rule establishes the reporting standards for ambulatory surgery data by licensed hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities. The data are needed to develop and maintain a statewide ambulatory surgical database. Annual public reports on Utah hospital and freestanding ambulatory surgery center utilization and charge profile have been widely used to monitor outpatient surgery trends, costs, and quality of care for the people of Utah. Healthcare industry, researchers, and the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have purchased the public use data files for their own uses. The uses of the data and reports are justifications for continuation of the rule.

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

Center for Health Data, Health Care Statistics
288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3231

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Mike Martin at the above address, by phone at 801-538-9205, by FAX at 801-538-9916, 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 Mike Martin at the above address, by phone at 801-538-9205, by FAX at 801-538-9916, or by Internet E-mail at