DAR File No. 40848

This rule was published in the October 15, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 20) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing

Rule R432-100

General Hospital Standards

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 40848
Filed: 09/30/2016 01:36:08 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this rule amendment is to add requirements to allow for a registered dietitian to write diet orders in a hospital setting, as well as to amend incorrect references and wording. The Health Facility Committee reviewed and approved these rule amendments on 09/14/2016.

Summary of the rule or change:

The rule amendment is to add requirements to allow for a registered dietitian to write diet orders in a hospital setting as authorized by facility medical staff and in accordance with facility policy. This amendment also corrects many outdated references and corrects errors.

Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Title 26, Chapter 21

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There is no impact to the state budget because this amendment simply updates references and allows registered dietitians to write diet orders in a hospital setting.

local governments:

There is no impact to local governments because this amendment simply updates references and allows registered dietitians to write diet orders in a hospital setting.

small businesses:

There is no impact to small businesses because this amendment simply updates references and allows registered dietitians to write diet orders in a hospital setting.

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

There is no impact to other persons because this amendment simply updates references and allows registered dietitians to write diet orders in a hospital setting.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There is no compliance cost for affected persons because this amendment simply updates references and allows registered dietitians to write diet orders in a hospital setting.

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

There is no impact to business because there is no change to current practice.

Joseph Miner, MD, Executive Director

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

Health
Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing
3760 S HIGHLAND DR
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Joel Hoffman at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2804, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]
  • Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

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:

11/16/2016

This rule may become effective on:

11/23/2016

Authorized by:

Joseph Miner, Executive Director

RULE TEXT

R432. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing.

R432-100. General Hospital Standards.

R432-100-14. Critical Care Unit.

(1) Hospitals that provide critical care units shall comply with the requirements of R432-100-1[3]4. Medical direction for the unit(s) shall be according to the scope of services provided as delineated in hospital policy and approved by the board.

(2) Critical care unit nursing direction shall be provided by a designated, qualified registered nurse manager who has relevant education, training and experience in critical care. The supervising nurse shall coordinate the care provided by all nursing service personnel in the critical care unit. The registered nurse manager shall have administrative responsibility for the critical care unit, assuring that a registered nurse who has advanced life support certification is on duty and in the unit at all times.

(3) Each critical care unit shall be designed and equipped to facilitate the safe and effective care of the patient population served. Equipment and supplies shall be available to the unit as determined by hospital policy in accordance with the needs of the patients.

(4) An emergency cart must be readily available to the unit and contain appropriate drugs and equipment according to hospital policy. The cart, or the cart locking mechanism, must be checked every shift and after each use to assure that all items required for immediate patient care are in place in the cart and in usable condition.

(5) The following support services shall be immediately available to the critical care unit on a 24-hour basis:

(a) blood bank or supply;

(b) clinical laboratory; and

(c) radiology services.

(6) If the hospital provides dialysis services, the dialysis services shall comply with R432-650 End Stage Renal Disease Facility Rules, sections R432-650-7, Required Staffing; and R432-650-12, Water Quality.

 

R432-100-15. Surgical Services.

(1) Surgical services provided by the hospital shall be integrated with other departments or services of the hospital. The relationship, objective, and scope of all surgical services shall be specified in writing.

(a) Administrative direction of surgical services shall be provided by a person appointed and authorized by the administrator.

(b) Medical direction of surgical services shall be provided by a member of the medical staff.

(c) Qualified registered nurses shall supervise the provision of surgical nursing care.

(d) The operating room suites shall be directed and supervised by a qualified registered nurse. The supervisor shall have authority and responsibility for:

(i) assuring that the planned procedure is within the scope of privileges granted to the physician.

(ii) maintaining the operating room register; and

(iii) other administrative functions, including serving on patient care committees.

(e) The hospital shall establish a policy governing the use of obstetrical delivery and operating rooms to ensure that any patient with parturition imminent, or with an obstetrical emergency requiring immediate medical intervention to preserve the health and life of the mother or her infant, is given priority over other obstetrical and non-emergent surgical procedures.

(f) Qualified surgical assistants shall be used as needed in operations in accordance with hospital by-laws.

(g) Surgical technicians and licensed practical nurses may serve as scrub nurses under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, but may not function as circulation nurses in the operating rooms, unless the scrub nurse is a registered nurse.

(h) Outpatient surgical patients shall not be routinely admitted to the hospital as inpatients. A systematic review process shall evaluate patients who require hospitalization after outpatient surgery.

(2) A safe operating room environment shall be established, controlled and consistently monitored.

(a) Surgical equipment including suction facilities and instruments in good repair shall be provided to assure safe and aseptic treatment of all surgical cases.

(b) Traffic in and out of the operating room shall be controlled. There shall be no through traffic.

(c) There shall be a scavenging system for evacuation of anesthetic waste gases.

(d) The following equipment shall be available to the operating suite:

(i) a call-in system;

(ii) a cardiac monitor;

(iii) a ventilation support system;

(iv) a defibrillator;

(v) an aspirator; and

(vi) equipment for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(3) The administration of anesthetics shall conform to the requirements of Anesthesia Services, R432-100-1[5]6.

(4) Removal of surgical specimens shall conform with the requirements of Laboratory and Pathology Services, R432-100-22.

 

R432-100-18. Perinatal Services.

(1) Each hospital shall comply with the requirements of this section and shall designate its capability to provide perinatal (antepartum, labor, delivery, postpartum and nursery) care in accordance with Level I basic, Level II specialty, or Level III sub-specialty or tertiary care as described in the Guidelines for Perinatal Care, Sixth Edition and the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Heath Care Facilities, 2010 Edition, which are incorporated by reference.

(a) A qualified member of the hospital staff shall provide administrative, medical and nursing direction and oversight for perinatal services according to each hospital's designated level of care, Level I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB or IIIC.

(b) A qualified registered nurse shall be immediately available at all hours of the day and as well as sufficient numbers of trained competent staff to meet the designated level.

(c) Support personnel shall be available to the perinatal care service according to each hospital's designated level of care.

(2) Each hospital shall establish and implement security protocols for perinatal patients.

(3) The perinatal department shall include facilities and equipment for antepartum, labor and delivery, nursery, postpartum, and optional birthing rooms.

(a) Perinatal areas shall be located and arranged to avoid non-related traffic to and from other areas.

(b) The hospital shall isolate patients with infections or other communicable conditions. The use of maternity rooms for patients other than maternity patients shall be restricted according to hospital policy.

(c) Each hospital shall have at least one surgical suite for operative delivery.

(d) Equipment and supplies shall be immediately available and maintained for the mother and newborn, including:

(i) furnishings suitable for labor, birth, and recovery;

(ii) oxygen with flow meters and masks or equivalent;

(iii) mechanical suction and bulb suction;

(iv) resuscitation equipment;

(v) emergency medications, intravenous fluids, and related supplies and equipment;

(vi) a device to assess fetal heart rate;

(vii) equipment to monitor and maintain the optimum body temperature of the newborn;

(viii) a clock capable of showing seconds;

(ix) an adjustable examination light; and

(x) a newborn warming unit with temperature controls that comply with Underwriters' Laboratories requirements. The unit must be capable of administering oxygen and suctioning.

(e) The hospital shall maintain a delivery room record keeping system for cross referencing information with other departments.

(4) If birthing rooms are provided, they shall be equipped in accordance with 100-1[7]8(3(d)).

(5) The nursery shall include facilities and equipment according to its designated level of care: Level I - Basic Newborn Care; Level II - Specialty Continuing Care; and Level III - Sub-specialty or Tertiary Newborn Intensive Care including an individual bassinet for each infant; with space between bassinets as follows:

(a) Level I Basic: Full Term or Well Baby Nursery 24 inches between bassinets;

(b) Level II Specialty: Continuous Care Nursery four feet between bassinets for Continuing Care nurseries;

(c) Level III Sub-specialty: Newborn Intensive Care Nursery four feet between bassinets.

(d) accurate scales; and

(e) a wall thermometer;

(6) The following equipment and supplies shall be available:

(a) an individual thermometer, or one with disposable tips, for each infant;

(b) a supply of medication shall be immediately available for emergencies;

(c) a covered soiled-diaper container with removable lining;

(d) a linen hamper with removable bag for soiled linen other than diapers;

(e) a newborn warming unit with temperature controls that comply with Underwriters' Laboratories requirements;

(f) oxygen, oxygen equipment, and suction equipment; and

(g) an oxygen concentration monitoring device.

(7) Temperature shall be maintained between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit in the nursery area.

(8) Infant formula storage space shall be available that conforms to the manufacturer's recommendations. Only single-use bottles shall be used for newborn feeding.

(9) A suspect nursery or isolation area shall be available. Equipment and supplies shall be provided for the isolation area.

(a) Isolation facilities shall be used for any infant who:

(i) has a communicable disease;

(ii) is delivered of an ill mother infected with a communicable disease;

(iii) is readmitted after discharge from a hospital; or

(iv) is delivered outside the hospital.

(b) There shall be separate hand washing facilities for the isolation area.

(10) Each hospital shall comply with the following provisions:

(a) No attempt shall be made to delay the imminent, normal birth of a child;

(b) A prophylactic solution in accordance with R386-702-[9]8 shall be instilled in the eyes of the infant within three hours of birth;

(c) [Metabolic]Disease screening including phenylketonuria (PKU) shall be performed in accordance with Section 26-10-6 and R398-1; and

(d) A newborn hearing screening shall be performed in accordance with R398-2.

 

R432-100-25. Pharmacy Services.

(1) The pharmacy of a hospital currently accredited and conforming to the standards of JCAHO shall be determined to be in compliance with these rules.

(a) If a hospital is not accredited by JCAHO, then the pharmacy of such hospital shall comply with rules in this section.

(b) The pharmacy department and service shall be directed by a licensed pharmacist.

(i) Competent personnel shall be employed in keeping with the size and activity of the department and service. If the hospital uses only a drug room and the size of the hospital does not warrant a full-time pharmacist, a consultant pharmacist may be employed.

(ii) The pharmacist shall be responsible for developing, supervising, and coordinating all the activities of the pharmacy.

(iii) Provision shall be made for access to emergency pharmaceutical services.

(iv) The pharmacist shall be trained in the specific functions and scope of the hospital pharmacy.

(2) Facilities shall be provided for the safe storage, preparation, safeguarding, and dispensing of drugs.

(a) All floor-stocks shall be kept in secure areas in the patient care units.

(b) Double-locked storage shall be provided for controlled substances. Electronically controlled storage of narcotics may be permitted if automated dispensing technology is utilized by the hospital.

(c) Medications stored at room temperatures shall be maintained within 59 and 80 degrees F.

(d) Refrigerated medications shall be maintained within 36 and 46 degrees F.

(e) A current toxicology reference, and other references as needed for effective pharmacy operation and professional information shall be available.

(3) Records shall be kept of the transactions of the pharmacy and medication storage unit and coordinated with other hospital records.

(a) There shall be a recorded and signed floor-stock controlled substance count once per shift or the facility must use automated dispensing technology in accordance with R156-17b-6[19]05.

(b) Hospitals that utilize automated dispensing technology must implement a system for accounting of controlled substances dispensed by the automated dispensing system.

(c) The record shall list the name of the patient receiving the controlled substance, the date, type of substance, dosage, and signature of the person administering the substance.

(4) Written policies and procedures that pertain to the intra-hospital drug distribution system and the safe administration of drugs shall be developed by the director of the pharmaceutical department or service in concert with the medical staff.

(a) Drugs that are provided to floor units shall be administered in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.

(b) The medical staff in conjunction with the pharmacist shall establish standard stop orders for all medications not specifically prescribed as to time or number of doses.

(c) The pharmacist shall have full responsibility for dispensing of all drugs.

(d) There shall be a policy stating who may have access to the pharmacy or drug room when the pharmacist is not available.

(e) There shall be a documentation system for the accounting and replacement of drugs, including narcotics, to the emergency department.

(f) Medication errors and adverse drug reactions shall be reported immediately in accordance with written procedures including notification of the practitioner who ordered the drug.

 

R432-100-30. Respite Services.

(1) A remote-rural general acute hospital with a federal swing bed designation may provide respite services to provide intermittent, time-limited care to give primary caretakers relief from the demands of caring for an individual.

(a) The hospital may provide respite care services and need comply only with the requirements of this section.

(b) If, however, the hospital provides respite care to an individual for longer than 14 consecutive days, the hospital must admit the individual as an inpatient subject to the requirements of this rule applicable to non-respite inpatient admissions.

(2) Respite services may be provided at an hourly rate or daily rate.

(3) The hospital shall coordinate the delivery of respite services with the recipient of services, case manager, if one exists, and the family member or primary caretaker.

(4) The hospital shall document the individual's response to the respite placement and coordinate with all provider agencies to ensure an uninterrupted service delivery program.

(5) The hospital must complete the following:

(a) a Level 1 Pre-admission Screening upon the person's admission for respite services; and

(b) a service agreement which will serve as the plan of care. The service agreement shall identify the prescribed medications, physician treatment orders, need for assistance for activities of daily living and diet orders.

(6) The hospital shall have written policies and procedures available to staff regarding the respite care patients which include:

(a) medication administration;

(b) notification of a responsible party in the case of an emergency;

(c) service agreement and admission criteria;

(d) behavior management interventions;

(e) philosophy of respite services;

(f) post-service summary;

(g) training and in-service requirement for employees; and

(h) handling patient funds.

(7) The facility shall provide a copy of the Resident Rights to the patient upon admission.

(8) The facility shall maintain a record for each patient who receives respite services which includes:

(a) a service agreement;

(b) demographic information and patient identification data;

(c) nursing notes;

(d) physician treatment orders;

(e) records made by staff regarding daily care of the patient in service;

(f) accident and injury reports; and

(g) a post-service summary.

(9) If a patient has an advanced directive, the facility shall file a copy of the directive in the record and inform staff.

(10) Retention and storage of records shall comply with R432-100-33.

(11) The hospital shall provide for confidentiality and release of information in accordance with R432-100-3[3]4.

 

R432-100-32. Dietary Service.

(1) There shall be an organized dietary department under the supervision of a certified dietitian or a qualified individual who, by education or specialized training and experience, is knowledgeable in food service management. If the latter is head of the department, there must be a registered dietitian on a full-time, regular part-time, or consulting basis.

(a) Direction of the dietary service shall be provided by a person whose qualifications, authority, responsibilities and duties are approved by the administrator. The director shall have the administrative responsibility for the dietary service.

(b) If the services of a certified dietitian are used on less than a full-time basis, the time commitment shall permit performance of all necessary functions to meet the dietary needs of the patients.

(c) There shall be food service personnel to perform all necessary functions.

(2) If dietetic services are provided by an outside provider, the outside provider shall comply with the standards of this section.

(3) A current diet manual approved by the dietary department and the medical staff shall be available to dietary, medical, and nursing personnel.

(a) The food and nutritional needs of patients shall be met in accordance with the physician's or qualified registered dietitian's orders , as authorized by the facility medical staff and in accordance with facility policy.

(b) Regular menus and modifications for basic therapeutic diets shall be written at least one week in advance and posted in the kitchen.

(c) The menus shall provide for a variety of foods served in adequate amounts at each meal.

(d) At least three meals shall be served daily with not more than a 14-hour span between the evening meal and breakfast. If a substantial evening snack is offered, a 16-hour time span is permitted.

(e) A source of non-neutral exchanged water shall be provided for use in preparation of no sodium meals, snacks, and beverages.

(4) The dietary department shall comply with the Utah Department of Health Food Service Sanitation Rule R392-100.

(a) The dietary facilities and equipment shall be in compliance with federal, state, and local sanitation and safety laws and rules.

(b) Traffic of unauthorized individuals through food preparation areas shall be controlled.

(5) Written reports of inspections by state or local health departments shall be on file at the hospital and available for Department review.

(6) The dietitian or authorized designee is responsible for documenting nutritional information in the patient's medical record.

(7) Diets shall be ordered by a member of the medical staff or a qualified registered dietitian in accordance with requirements in (3)(a) and transmitted in writing to the dietary department.

 

R432-100-34. Medical Records.

(1) The hospital shall establish a medical records department or service that is responsible for the administration, custody and maintenance of medical records.

(a) The administrative direction of the department shall be established by the hospital administrator and correspond to the organizational structure and policies of the hospital.

(b) The medical records department shall retain the technical services of either a Registered Health Information Administrator or a Registered Health Information Technician through employment or consultation. If retained by consultation, visits shall be at least quarterly and documented through written reports to the hospital administrator.

(2) The medical records department shall provide secure storage, controlled access, prompt retrieval, and equipment and facilities to review medical records.

(a) Medical records shall be available for use or review by members of the medical and professional staff; authorized hospital personnel and agents; persons authorized by the patient through a consent form; and Department representatives to determine compliance with licensing rules.

(b) Medical records may be stored in multiple locations providing the record is able to be retrieved or accessed in a reasonable time period.

(c) If computer terminals are utilized for patient charting, the hospital shall have policies governing access and identification codes, security, and information retention.

(d) The hospital medical record shall be indexed according to diagnosis, procedure, demographic information and physician or licensed health practitioner. The indexes shall be current within six months following discharge of the patient.

(e) Original medical records are the property of the hospital and shall not be removed from the control of the hospital or the hospital's agent as defined by policy except by court order or subpoena.

(f) Medical records for persons who have received or requested admission to alcohol or drug programs shall comply with 42 CFR Part 2, "Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records."

(3) All medical record entries shall be legible, complete, authenticated, and dated by the person responsible for ordering the service, providing or evaluating the service, or making the entry. Prepared transcriptions of dictated reports, evaluations and consultations must be reviewed by the author before authentication.

(a) The authentication may include written signatures, computer key, or other methods approved by the governing body and medical staff to identify the name and discipline of the person making the entry.

(b) Use of computer key or other methods to identify the author of a medical record entry is not assignable or to be delegated to another person.

(c) There shall be a current list of persons approved to use these methods of authentication. Hospital policies shall include appropriate sanctions for the unauthorized or improper use of computer codes.

(d) Verbal orders for the care and treatment of the patient shall be accepted and transcribed by qualified personnel and authenticated within 30 days of the patient's discharge.

(4) Patient records shall be organized according to hospital policy.

(a) Medical records shall be reviewed at least quarterly for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to hospital policy.

(b) Records of discharged patients shall be collected, assembled, reviewed for completeness, and authenticated within 30 days of the patient's discharge.

(c) Medical records shall be retained for at least seven years. Medical records of minors shall be kept until the age of eighteen plus four years, but in no case less than seven years.

(d) The Hospital may destroy medical records after retaining them for the minimum time period. Prior to destroying medical records, the hospital must notify the public by publishing a notice in a newspaper of statewide distribution a minimum of once a week for three consecutive weeks to allow a former patient to access the patient's records.

(e) The hospital shall permanently retain a master patient/person index that shall include:

(i) the patient name;

(ii) the medical record number;

(iii) the date of birth;

(iv) the admission and discharge dates; and

(v) the name of each attending physician.

(f) If a hospital ceases operation, the hospital shall make provision for secure, safe storage and prompt retrieval of all medical records, patient indexes and discharges for the period specified in R432-100-3[3]4(4)(c). The hospital may arrange for storage of medical records with another hospital, or an approved medical record storage facility, or may return patient medical records to the attending physician if the physician is still in the community.

(5) A complete medical record shall be established and maintained for each patient admitted to, or who receives hospital services. Emergency and outpatient records shall document the service rendered, and shall contain other pertinent information in accordance with hospital policy.

(a) Each medical record shall contain patient identification and demographic information to include at least the patient's name, address, date of birth, sex, and emergency contact information.

(b) Each medical record shall contain initial or admitting medical history, physical and other examinations or evaluations. Recent histories and examinations may be substituted if updated to include changes that reflect the patient's current status.

(c) Each medical record shall contain admitting, secondary and principal diagnoses.

(d) Each medical record shall contain results of consultive evaluations and findings by persons involved in the care of the patient.

(e) Each medical record shall contain documentation of complications, hospital acquired infections, and unfavorable reactions to medications, treatments, and anesthesia.

(f) Each medical record shall contain properly executed informed consent documents for all procedures and treatments ordered for, and received by, the patient.

(g) Each medical record shall document that the facility requested of each admitted person whether the person has initiated an advanced directive as defined in the Advance Health Care Directive Act, UCA 75-2a.

(h) Each medical record shall contain all practitioner orders, nursing notes, reports of treatment, medication records, laboratory and radiological reports, vital signs and other information that documents the patient condition and status.

(i) Each medical record shall contain a discharge summary including outcome of hospitalization, disposition of case with an autopsy report when indicated, or provisions for follow-up.

(j) Medical records of deceased patients shall contain a completed Inquiry of Anatomical Gift form or a modified hospital death form which has been approved by the Utah Department of Health as required by Section 26-28[-6], UCA.

(k) Medical records of surgical patients shall contain a pre-operative history and physical examination; surgeon's diagnosis; an operative report describing a description of findings; an anesthesia report including dosage and duration of all anesthetic agents and all pertinent events during the induction, maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia; the technical procedures used; the specimen removed; the post-operative diagnosis; and the name of the primary surgeon and any assistants written or dictated by the surgeon within 24 hours after the operation.

(l) Medical records of obstetrical patients shall contain a relevant family history, a pre-natal examination, the length of labor and type of delivery with related notes, the anesthesia or analgesia record, the Rh status and immune globulin administration when indicated, a serological test for syphilis, and a discharge summary for complicated deliveries or final progress note for uncomplicated deliveries.

(m) Medical records of newborn infants shall contain the following documentation in addition to the requirements for obstetrical medical records:

(i) Documentation must include a copy of the mother's delivery room record. In adoption cases where the identity of the mother is confidential, inclusion and access to the mother's delivery room record shall be according to hospital policy.

(ii) Documentation must include the date and hour of birth, period of gestation, sex, reactions after birth, delivery room care, temperature, weight, time of first urination, and number, character, and consistency of stools.

(iii) Documentation must include a record of the physical examination completed at birth and discharge, record of ophthalmic prophylaxis, and the identification number of the newborn screening kit, referred to in R398-1.

(iv) If the infant is discharged to any person other than the infant's parents, the hospital shall record the authorization by the parents, state agency, or court authority.

(v) Documentation of the record and results of the newborn hearing screening according to Section 26-10-6, UCA and R398-2-6.

(n) Emergency department patient medical records shall be integrated into the hospital medical record and include time and means of arrival, emergency care given to the patient prior to arrival, history and physical findings, lab and x-ray reports, diagnosis, record of treatment, and disposition and discharge instructions.

(o) Patient medical social services records shall include a medical-social or psycho-social study of referred inpatients and outpatients; the financial status of the patient, social therapy and rehabilitation of patients, environmental investigations for attending physicians, and cooperative activities with community agencies.

(p) Medical records of patients receiving rehabilitation therapy shall include a written plan of care appropriate to the diagnosis and condition, a problem list, and short and long term goals.

(6) The medical records department shall maintain records, reports and documentation of admissions, discharges, and the number of autopsies performed.

(7) The medical records department shall maintain vital statistic registries for births, deaths, and the number of operations performed. The medical records department shall report vital statistics data in accordance with the Vital Statistics Act, Utah Health Code, (26-2, UCA).

 

R432-100-40. Penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this rule may be subject to the penalties enumerated in 26-21-11 and R432-3-[6]7 and be punished for violation of a class A misdemeanor as provided in 26-21-16.

 

KEY: health care facilities

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [February 10], 2016

Notice of Continuation: November 5, 2015

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-21-5; 26-21-2.1; 26-21-20


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Joel Hoffman at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2804, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]; Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.