DAR File No. 43822

This notice was published in the July 15, 2019, issue (Vol. 2019, No. 14) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing

Rule R156-31c

Nurse Licensure Compact Rule

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 43822
Filed: 06/17/2019 05:28:42 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Title 58, Chapter 31c, provides for the Nurse Licensure Compact. Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a) provides that the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (Division) may adopt and enforce rules to administer Title 58. Section 58-31c-103 provides that the Division may adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions of the chapter. This rule was enacted to clarify the provisions of Title 58, Chapter 31c, with respect to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

Since this rule was last reviewed in August 2014, it has been amended one time in December 2014. No written comments have been received by the Division with respect to this 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 should be continued as it provides a uniform manner in which implementation of the NLC must be done. This rule adheres to the model compact rule developed by the NLC administrators and allows Utah to continue to participate in the NLC.

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

Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jeff Busjahn at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6789, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

Mark Steinagel, 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/2019/b20190715.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 Jeff Busjahn at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6789, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.