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R523. Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

Rule R523-9. Evidence-Based Prevention Registry.

As in effect on September 1, 2018

Table of Contents

R523-9-1. Purpose and Statutory Authority.

(1) Purpose. This rule defines evidence-based prevention and evidence-informed prevention and prescribes standards for listing a prevention program or intervention on a statewide registry of evidence-based prevention programs.

(2) Statutory Authority. These definitions and standards are promulgated by the Utah Department of Human Services through the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) as authorized by Subsection 32B-2-402(1)(f).

(3) Intent. The objective of this rule is to decrease the harmful effects of substance use through implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention.

R523-9-2. Definitions.

(1) Evidence-based prevention includes programs, activities and strategies (hereinafter referred to as "interventions") that:

(a) Are included in private or federal registries that identify evidence-based interventions proven to result in sustained positive benefits to individuals or communities.

(b) Have been reported in peer-reviewed journals and with demonstrated positive effects on the primary targeted outcome; or

(c) Have documented effectiveness supported by other sources of information and the consensus judgment of informed experts, and meet the following criteria:

(i) The intervention is based on a theory of change that is documented in a clear logic or conceptual model; and

(ii) The intervention is similar in content and structure to interventions that appear in registries and/or the peer-reviewed literature; and

(iii) The intervention is supported by documentation that it has been effectively implemented in the past, and multiple times, in a manner attentive to scientific standards of evidence and with results that show a consistent pattern of credible and positive effects; and

(iv) The intervention is reviewed and deemed appropriate by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

(2) Evidence-informed prevention includes programs, activities and strategies (hereinafter referred to as "interventions"):

(a) With documented effectiveness supported by other sources of information and the consensus judgment of informed experts; and

(b) Have been reviewed by the DSAMH and determined to meet the criteria for listing on Utah's Statewide Registry of Evidence-based Programs.

R523-9-3. Requirements For Listing On the Statewide Registry of Evidence-Based Programs.

(1) The DSAMH shall develop and publish a statewide registry of evidence-based prevention interventions. This registry should be made available to the public in print and electronic formats.

(2) The DSAMH shall develop and make available registry application forms that include guidance on the documentation needed for review by DSAMH to the public in print and electronic formats.

(3) Only programs/interventions determined to be evidence-based in accordance with the definition in this rule shall be listed on the registry upon completion of an application and required forms.

(4) The registry shall at a minimum include contact information for key staff, a short program description, identification of the target population, and identify the long-term goals.

(5) Programs/interventions shall annually submit an application with a DSAMH approved logic model for continued listing on the registry.

R523-9-4. DSAMH Review Process.

(1) The DSAMH shall create an Evidence-based Prevention workgroup comprised of informed prevention experts to review programs that includes:

(a) At least one Doctorate level social scientist with at least three years experience evaluating prevention interventions similar to those under review;

(b) At least one urban prevention practitioner;

(c) One rural prevention practitioner;

(d) One representative from the Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council;

(e) A representative from public health;

(f) DSAMH prevention staff; and

(g) Other members as needed.

(2) The Evidence-based Prevention Workgroup shall review all submissions to DSAMH and make recommendations to the DSAMH Division Director regarding whether the submission should be listed on the Statewide Registry of Evidence-based Programs.

(3) Programs for which the Evidence-based Workgroup determines do not meet the criteria for inclusion on the Statewide Registry of Evidence-Based Programs shall receive a written explanation of the decision and recommendations for the intervention that would improve the likelihood of meeting the requirements for listing on the registry.

KEY

evidence-based prevention; statewide registry; evidence-based prevention workgroup

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 22, 2015

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

32B-2-402(1)(f)


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R523, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health). 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.