Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R251. Corrections, Administration.

Rule R251-102. Release of Communicable Disease Information.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R251-102-1. Authority and Purpose.

(1) This rule is authorized under Sections 63G-3-201, 64-13-10, and 64-13-36(3)(a) of the Utah Code.

(2) The purpose of this rule is to designate the persons who will be permitted access to information in Department of Corrections inmate medical files.

R251-102-2. Definitions.

(1) "AIDS" means Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.

(2) "Communicable Disease" means any of a group of diseases easily transmitted from one person to another.

(3) "HIV" means Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome.

(4) "inmates" means offenders in the secure facilities of the Department.

R251-102-3. Access to Information in Medical Files.

(1) Information in an inmate's medical file may include:

(a) results of tests conducted for communicable diseases, including AIDS and HIV; and

(b) information self-admitted by an inmate.

(2) The Department shall provide information regarding communicable diseases to:

(a) the Board of Pardons and Parole;

(b) designated Department Adult Probation and Parole agents; and

(c) other Department employees, if necessary, based on legitimate penological interests as determined by a division director in consultation with Clinical Services.

(3) Results of AIDS and HIV tests shall be provided to the Department of Health as outlined in Section 64-13-36.


medical records, communicable diseases, corrections

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

October 12, 2011

Notice of Continuation

July 23, 2015

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

64-13-10; 64-13-36; 63G-3-201

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R251, please contact the promulgating agency (Corrections, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.