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 R525-4. Visitors.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R525-4-1. 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 visitation of patients at the Utah State Hospital.

R525-4-2. Patients May Have Visitors.

With the approval of the patients and their clinical treatment team, the patient's family, friends, and others may visit patients at the Utah State Hospital (USH).

R525-4-3. Clergy and Legal Counsel.

With respect to clergy and/or legal counsel visiting patients, the hospital abides by Subsection 62A-15-641(3).

R525-4-4. Visits May Be Denied or Limited.

A physician may deny or limit a visit for safety, security, and/or therapeutic reasons.

R525-4-5. Visiting Minors.

Persons desiring to visit minors must obtain approval from the parent/legal guardian and the unit clinical staff.

R525-4-6. Visiting Hours Are Posted.

Each treatment unit shall post their visiting hours in an area that is accessible by the public.

R525-4-7. Visitor Slip.

Upon arrival at USH, visitors must obtain a "visitor slip" from the switchboard located in the Heninger Administration Building.

R525-4-8. Visitor Slips Are Presented Upon Arrival at Unit.

The visitor presents the visitor slip and proper identification upon arrival to the unit.

R525-4-9. Visitors Bringing Gifts.

Visitors desiring to bring gift/items are required to obtain clearance from the patient's treatment team prior to bringing the gift/item on the unit.



Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

November 7, 2013

Notice of Continuation

January 16, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-15-105; 62A-15-641(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.