DAR File No. 40611

This rule was published in the August 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Navajo Trust Fund, Trustees

Rule R661-16

Health Care Systems Improvement Program

Notice of Proposed Rule

(New Rule)

DAR File No.: 40611
Filed: 07/15/2016 11:41:15 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

This rule is required pursuant to Subsection 51-10-205-(4)(a).

Summary of the rule or change:

This rule details the requirements for obtaining UNTF funding for health care facility improvements.

Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Subsection 51-10-205(4)(a)

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to state budget as a result of this rule because this rule sets forth the requirements to obtain UNTF funding to improve Navajo health systems.

local governments:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to local government as a result of this rule because this rule sets forth the requirements to obtain UNTF funding to improve Navajo health systems.

small businesses:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to small businesses as a result of this rule because this rule sets forth the requirements to obtain UNTF funding to improve Navajo health systems.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities, as a result of this rule because this rule sets forth the requirements to obtain UNTF funding to improve Navajo health systems.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There is no compliance costs for affected persons as a result of this rule because this rule sets forth the requirements to obtain UNTF funding to improve Navajo health systems.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

There is no fiscal impact on businesses as a result of this rule because this rule sets forth the requirements to obtain UNTF funding to improve Navajo health systems.

David Damschen, Treasurer

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

Navajo Trust Fund
TrusteesRoom 180
350 N State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Katharine Kinsman at the above address, by phone at 801-366-0140, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at kkinsman@utah.gov

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

08/31/2016

This rule may become effective on:

09/07/2016

Authorized by:

David Damschen, State Treasurer

RULE TEXT

R661. Navajo Trust Fund, Trustees.

R661-16. Health Care Systems Improvement Program.

R661-16-1. Health Care Systems Improvement Program.

(1) The purpose of this program is to improve health care systems in Utah Navajo communities. This program is primarily intended for physical facility improvements and long-term equipment needs.

(a) Proposals submitted to UNTF under this program shall be for improvements or equipment and must be limited to buildings and/or land located in San Juan County, Utah.

(b) Financial assistance may be in the form of grants or loans.

(c) The amount of financial assistance for health care systems improvements from the Trust Fund may be limited to the amount budgeted and approved by the Dine' Advisory Committee and the UNTF Board of Trustees.

(d) Matching sources of funding are encouraged.

(2) Procedures

(a) The requesting organization shall complete a proposal and coordinate with the local Chapter(s) for support of the proposed project. Since health care facilities usually serve a large geographical area and several communities, it is strongly recommended to have surrounding Chapters provide resolutions of support.

(b) Proposal contents:

(i) Name and contact information of organization:

(A) including the organizational structure of proposing entity;

(B) members of the governing board;

(C) organizational budget and a copy of the most recent annual audited financial report; and

(D) staffing information.

(ii) Description of existing Health Care system:

(A) name of the facility;

(B) project location (include map for illustration);

(C) current condition of the facility; and,

(D) size and dimensions, and range and capacity of health services.

(iii) Description of proposed new construction or improvements to be made:

(A) designated Project Manager.

(B) proposed size;

(C) capacity;

(D) conceptual floorplan; and,

(E) type of facility (Hospital, Clinic, Nursing Home, Dialysis Center, Adult Care, Assisted Living, Hospice, Mobile Clinic, etc).

(iv) Description of how the proposed new construction or improvement(s) will result in the improvement of the health system (additional services, revenue generation, staff expansion, new technology, etc.)

(v) Support letters or agreements and Chapter resolutions, and other supporting documents for the proposed project.

(vi) The proposal will be reviewed by the Dine' Advisory Committee, if approved by the Dine' Advisory Committee, it will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval. UNTF has the discretion to request additional information from the applicant

(3) Additional Requirements

(a) If the proposal requires a loan, the entity must comply with the terms and conditions of the loan agreement and the scheduled repayments of the loan.

(i) The entity shall not list UNTF as a co-signer nor as a guarantor.

(ii) UNTF will require a security interest in any projects financed by UNTF loans.

(b) UNTF will periodically review the progress of the project development and submitted financial reports.

(i) UNTF may deny any requesting organization's future funding allocations in cases of non-compliance or non-conformance to UNTF policies, procedures, or contractual commitments made to obtain UNTF funding.

(ii) UNTF may deny or cease payments for a project based upon non-compliance with the terms of the UNTF grant or loanby the borrower or grantee.

(c) Organizations that receive funding through this program are required to provide annual reports to UNTF, detailing how UNTF funds and other matching funds were used.

 

KEY: Navajo health systems

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law: 51-10-205(4)(a)


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Katharine Kinsman at the above address, by phone at 801-366-0140, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at kkinsman@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.