DAR File No. 41964

This rule was published in the August 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 16) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing

Rule R432-550

Birthing Centers

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 41964
Filed: 07/31/2017 09:28:16 AM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this rule amendment is to define which Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification courses can be utilized to obtain CPR Certification, and to amend incorrect references and wording. The Health Facility Committee reviewed and approved these rule amendments on 05/10/2017.

Summary of the rule or change:

The rule amendment defines which courses can be utilized to certify Birthing Centers staff in CPR. This amendment also corrects many outdated references and corrects errors.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:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the state budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

local governments:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the local government budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

small businesses:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the small businesses budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

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

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to businesses, individuals, local governments, and persons that are not small businesses because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to affected persons because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

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

There will be no fiscal impact on business.

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 jhoffman@utah.gov
  • Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at carmenrichins@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:

09/14/2017

This rule may become effective on:

09/21/2017

Authorized by:

Joseph Miner, Executive Director

RULE TEXT

R432. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing.

R432-550. Birthing Centers.

R432-550-4. Definitions.

(1) Common definitions R432-1-3.

(2) Special Definitions:

(a) "Birth room" means a room and environment designed, equipped and arranged to provide for the care of a maternal patient and newborn and to accommodate a maternal patient's support person during the process of vaginal birth and recovery. "Birth room" does not include rooms intended for pre-admittance or post-discharge accommodations of maternal patients and their newborns.

(b) "Birthing center" means a freestanding facility, receiving maternal patients and providing care during labor, delivery and immediately after delivery.

(c) Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) refers to certification issued after completion of a course that is consistent with the most current version of the American Heart Association Guidelines for Health Care Provider CPR.

(d) "Patient" means a woman or newborn receiving care and services provided by a birthing center during labor, childbirth and recovery.

([d]e) "Clinical staff" means a licensed maternity care practitioner appointed by the governing authority to practice within the birthing center and governed by rules approved by the governing body.

([e]f) "Support person" means the individual or individuals selected or chosen by a patient to provide emotional support and to assist her during the process of labor and childbirth.

([f]g) "Vaginal birth" means the three stages of labor.

([g]h) "Licensed maternity care practitioner" means a person licensed to provide maternity care services including physicians licensed under Title 58, Chapters 67 and 68, Certified Nurse-Midwives licensed under Title 58, Chapter 44a, Naturopathic Physicians licensed under Title 58, Chapter 71, Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives licensed under Title 58, chapter 77, and others licensed to provide maternity, midwifery, or obstetric care under Title 58.

 

R432-550-14. Clinical Staff and Personnel.

(1) Information identifying current clinical staff and on-call and emergency telephone numbers shall be readily available to birthing center personnel.

(2) Clinical staff and licensed personnel of the birthing center shall be trained in emergency and resuscitation measures for infants and adults, including but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification[through an American Heart Association or American Red Cross approved course].

(3) A licensed maternity care practitioner shall be present at each birth and remain until the maternal patient and newborn are stable postpartum.

(4) A second member of the birthing center staff who is licensed or certified to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation shall be present at each birth.

(5) Clinical staff, licensed personnel and support staff shall be provided to meet patients' needs, to ensure patients' safety and to ensure that patients in active labor are attended.

 

KEY: health care facilities

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [August 26, 2016]2017

Notice of Continuation: November 9, 2015

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-21-5; 26-21-16


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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 jhoffman@utah.gov; Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at carmenrichins@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.