DAR File No. 41137
This notice was published in the February 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 3) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Continuing Education Rule
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 41137
Filed: 01/09/2017 11:28:56 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:
Subsection 31A-2-201(3) authorizes the commissioner to implement the provisions of the Utah Insurance Code, Title 31A. Subsection 31A-23a-202(1) authorizes the commissioner to prescribe the continuation requirements for a producer and a consultant. Subsection 31A-23a-202(5) authorizes the commissioner to prescribe the processes and procedures for continuing education provider registration and course approval. Subsection 31A-26-206(1) authorizes the commissioner to prescribe the continuing education requirements for an adjuster. Section 31A-30-209 authorizes the commissioner to adopt a rule to implement the continuing education requirements for a defined contribution market. Section 31A-35-401.5 authorizes the commissioner to implement the continuing education requirement for renewal of a bail bond producer license.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
The department received only one written comment regarding this rule during the past five years. The comment included two questions that were submitted during the comment period for a proposed amendment regarding the usage of the name "Utah Health Exchange" and certification requirements for producers selling on Avenue H. The comment did not result in any changes to the proposed rule.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
This rule is important because it specifies how continuing education (CE) courses are approved by the department. The rule also sets standards for the issuance and filing of the certificate for CE credit. This rule makes clear the standards that all licensees must meet in order to receive the CE hours required by law. It also helps build the professionalism of those who work in the insurance industry and improves the accuracy of insurance information delivered to consumers. Therefore, this rule should be continued.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Insurance
Room 3110 STATE OFFICE BLDG
450 N MAIN ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Steve Gooch at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Gooch, Information Specialist
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/2017/b20170201.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 Steve Gooch at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.