Utah Administrative Code

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R523. Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

Rule R523-10. Standards for Methadone Addiction Treatment Providers.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R523-10-1. Statutory Authority.

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health under the authority granted to it by Section 62A-15-105, establishes the following standards for providers of methadone and other opioid treatment medication services.

R523-10-2. Regulatory Compliance for Methadone Providers.

(1) All Substance Abuse providers, contractors or licensed persons who dispense methadone or other opioid treatment medications shall:

(a) Comply with all Federal regulations, including 42 CFR Part 8;

(b) Comply with all State, and Local requirements regulating licensing for the purchasing, possession, distribution, and dispensing of methadone or other opioid treatment medications;

(c) Comply with all requirements of licensed substance abuse treatment programs; and

(d) Comply with the requirements of the Utah Department of Human Services "Provider Code of Conduct".

R523-10-3. Division Duties in Monitoring Methadone Treatment.

(1) The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, in consultation with, and receiving input from the licensed Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs) in the state, shall:

(a) Conduct regular meetings of the licensed OTPs in the state;

(b) Work with licensed OTPs and other agencies as necessary to preclude dual enrollments of clients;

(c) Disseminate current research and information pertaining to opioid treatment;

(d) Review and act on Exemption Requests to Federal Take Home regulations in accordance with 42 CFR Part 8; and

(e) Develop and promulgate a protocol for take home exceptions for long distance clients in conjunction with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's Division of Pharmacologic Therapies and the licensed OTPs with the state.


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Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 22, 2015

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


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.