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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R495. Human Services, Administration.

Rule R495-808. Fatality Review Act.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R495-808-1. Authority.

(1) The Department of Human Services is authorized to adopt, amend, and enforce rules as necessary in Section 62A-1-111.

(2) Sections 62A-16-101 through 62A-16-302 sets forth the legal criteria and requirements for Department of Human Services fatality reviews.

R495-808-2. Statement of Purpose.

(1) The purpose of this rule is to clarify reporting and reviews of fatality reports for the Department of Human Services.

R495-808-3. Completion of Deceased Client Reports.

(1) In accordance with Section 62A-16-201(1), the following employees are designated by the department to complete a Notification of Deceased Client Form: any worker, supervisor, or other Human Service Department employee who becomes aware of the death.

R495-808-4. Referral to Office of Child Protection Ombudsman.

(1) In the case of a child fatality, if the Fatality Review Coordinator or the Fatality Review Committee determines that there are policies or procedure issues that are not related to the death, or further case-specific information is needed, the case may be referred to the Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman (OCPO)for a full case review.

(2) Upon completion of the OCPO Case Review, the analyst will present the finding to the Fatality Review Committee for further review.


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Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

August 23, 2010

Notice of Continuation

April 30, 2015

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-16-201; 62A-1-111; 62A-16-101; 62A-16-202; 62A-16-203; 62A-16-204; 62A-16-301; 62A-16-302

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R495, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, 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.