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).

NOTE: For a list of rules that have been made effective since January 1, 2020, please see the codification segue page.

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R525. Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, State Hospital.

Rule R525-2. Patient Rights.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R525-2-1. Authority and Purpose.

(1) This rule is adopted under the authority of Section 62A-15-105.

(2) The purpose of this rule is to explain patient rights for patients at the Utah State Hospital.

R525-2-2. Patients and Family Are Informed of Rights.

Patients, and when appropriate, family members are informed of their rights and the means by which these rights are protected and exercised.

R525-2-3. Admission Status.

Patients, and when appropriate, family members have their admission status explained to them and to have the provisions of the law pertaining to their admission.

R525-2-4. Consent Forms.

A written, dated, and signed consent form is obtained from the patient, and when appropriate, the patient's family or legal guardian for participation in research projects and for use or performance of:

(1) electroconvulsive therapy;

(2) unusual medications;

(3) audiovisual equipment;

(4) other procedures where consent is required by law.

R525-2-5. Patient Advocate.

A Hospital Patient Advocate is provided to assist patients and, when appropriate family members, and direct their concerns to the appropriate person/agency.

R525-2-6. Patient May Deny Family Members Access to Treatment Information.

Adult patients, who do not have a court-appointed legal guardian, may exclude family members from their treatment information.


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Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

February 21, 2012

Notice of Continuation

January 16, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R525, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, State Hospital). 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.