DAR File No. 41574
This notice was published in the June 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Safety, Fire Marshal
Assisted Living Facilities
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 41574
Filed: 05/03/2017 07:04:32 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:
This rule is authorized by Section 53-7-204. Subsection 53-7-204(1)(b)(i) states that the board shall establish standards for the prevention of fire and for the protection of life and property against fire and panic in...an assisted living facility."
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 is a long standing rule that is well understood by the industry that it regulates. Industry and the public may address the Fire Prevention Board at any of their regularly scheduled meetings. No one has requested to be on the Board agenda in the last five years. No written communication for or against this rule has been received in the last five years. The requirements in this rule work in concert with the requirements of the Department of Health in ensuring the safety of the individuals in these facilities.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
The purpose of this rule is to establish the minimum standards for prevention of fire and for the protection of life and property against fire and panic in assisted living facilities. This rule establishes the criteria used by the state and local fire departments in the inspection of these facilities. These inspections ensure the safety of the occupants from the threat of fire. Many of the individuals in these facilities have a diminished capacity for self preservation. This rule sets a standard to protect them. 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:Public Safety
Fire MarshalRoom 302
5272 S COLLEGE DR
MURRAY, UT 84123-2611
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Ted Black at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coy Porter, State Fire Marshal
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/b20170601.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 Ted Black at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.