DAR File No. 39765

This notice was published in the October 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 20) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Health, Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology

Rule R386-703

Injury Reporting Rule

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 39765
Filed: 09/23/2015 09:32:34 AM

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:

The Department of Health has the authority (Sections 26-1-30 and 26-6-3) to require reporting for the control of diseases, health hazards, or injuries of public health concern.

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

This rule was amended on 05/15/2015, to update the reporting of all blood lead results to make it consistent with the new national guidelines. Prior to the amendment, only blood lead results greater than or equal to 10 micrograms/dL were reportable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had lowered the level of concern for children. The amendment allows the Utah Department of Health to obtain all blood lead results for children and adults. This will allow the department to have a more accurate understanding of blood lead concerns in Utah. As part of the amendment process, comments were solicited. No written comments were received in conjunction to that amendment. The only other comments related to the rule are requests to update the reporting codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Since those codes are not part of the rule, responses to those requests are being handled administratively.

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

Continuation of this rule allows the department to continue to identify the causes and risks of major injuries of public health concern which helps guide public health policy and actions to reduce or eliminate those injuries.

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

Health
Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology
CANNON HEALTH BLDG
288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3231

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Sam LeFevre at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6191, by FAX at 801-538-6564, or by Internet E-mail at slefevre@utah.gov

Effective:

09/23/2015

Authorized by:

Joseph Miner, Executive Director


Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

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/2015/b20151015.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 Sam LeFevre at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6191, by FAX at 801-538-6564, or by Internet E-mail at slefevre@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.