DAR File No. 42329
This notice was published in the December 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 23) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Health, Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology
Epidemiology, Health Care Associated Infection
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 42329
Filed: 11/15/2017 10:37:27 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:
The authorizing statute listed in Rule R386-705 is Section 26-6-31. Rules for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require reporting of healthcare associated infections to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) from healthcare facilities that receive CMS funding. Section 26-6-31 requires: 1) Utah facilities to give the Utah Department of Health (Department) access to data reported to NHSN as required by CMS; and 2) the Department to prepare and publish an annual report of this data.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
No written comments have been received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
Continuation of Rule R386-705 is recommended as access to NHSN data submitted by facilities allows the Department to support facilities in reporting accurate data through validation activities and the provision of resources regarding surveillance, definitions, and reporting requirements. The annual report prepared and published by the Department, as required by Rule R386-705, identifies facilities whose data is included in the report to provide data transparency and support collaborative activities among facilities to support the implementation of evidence-based infection prevention strategies. The Department provides a draft report to all facilities included in the report in order to review the data for accuracy and completeness prior to the public release of the report.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Health
Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology
CANNON HEALTH BLDG
288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3231
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Melissa Stevens Dimond at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6810, by FAX at 801-538-9923, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Joseph Miner, Executive Director
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/b20171201.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 Melissa Stevens Dimond at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6810, by FAX at 801-538-9923, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.