DAR File No. 42474

This notice was published in the February 1, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 3) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, State Hospital

Rule R525-3

Medication Treatment of Patients

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 42474
Filed: 01/16/2018 04:03:34 PM

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 adopted under the authority of Subsection 62A-15-704(3), with the purpose of providing guidance on the medication treatment of patients at the Utah State Hospital.

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 comments have been received by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (Division) over the past five years.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The individuals receiving treatment and care at the Utah State Hospital are granted certain privileges and due process when being given medications as a part of their treatment regime. This rule should be continued to ensure that all steps necessary to protect patients´┐Ż rights in this area are preserved and a process is in place to review the medication treatment of patients. In this review, the Division has found some nonsubstantive changes that need to be made and will be submitting a filing to make those changes.

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

Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health, State Hospital
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Thomas Dunford at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4181, by FAX at 801-538-4696, or by Internet E-mail at tdunford@utah.gov

Effective:

01/16/2018

Authorized by:

Doug Thomas, Director


Additional Information

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/2018/b20180201.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 Thomas Dunford at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4181, by FAX at 801-538-4696, or by Internet E-mail at tdunford@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.