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

Rule R525-3. Medication Treatment of Patients.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R525-3-1. Authority and Purpose.

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

(2) The purpose of this rule is to provide guidance on the medication treatment of patients as required by Subsections R432-101-14(3) and R432-101-24(3).

R525-3-2. Medication as Part of Treatment.

Utah State Hospital (USH) offers medication as part of treatment for patients.

R525-3-3. Patients May Refuse Medication Treatment.

Patients have the right to refuse medication treatment.

R525-3-4. Clinical Medication Review.

In the event that a patient refuses medication treatment, USH staff shall constitute a medical review committee to determine if medication treatment is clinically indicated as part of the patient's treatment.

R525-3-5. Patient/Legal Guardian Shall Attend Review.

The patient/legal guardian shall be afforded the opportunity to attend the review and address the issue of medication treatment.

R525-3-6. Medication Review Committee to Render a Decision.

The medication review committee shall render a decision with respect to whether medication is a requirement of treatment and shall inform the patient/legal guardian of that decision.

R525-3-7. The Patient May Appeal the Decision.

The patient/legal guardian shall be afforded the opportunity to appeal any decision and have the case reviewed by the Hospital Clinical Director/designee.

R525-3-8. Hospital Clinical Director/Designee Shall Review the Case.

The Hospital Clinical Director/designee shall review the appeal and render a decision with respect to whether or not the patient is required to take medication as part of their treatment.

R525-3-9. Periodic Reviews.

Patients medicated pursuant to a medication review are periodically evaluated to determine if medication treatment continues to be a requirement of their treatment.

R525-3-10. Medication Treatment of Minors.

Medication treatment of minor children is conducted only in agreement with the child and the parent/legal guardian.

R525-3-11. Electroconvulsive Therapy.

Electroconvulsive therapy is provided upon consent of the patient/legal guardian and may be provided by other hospitals that are equipped and staffed to provide safe and effective electroconvulsive therapy and recovery.


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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

62A-15-105; R432-101-14(3); R432-101-24(3)

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.