Update, 24 April 2020: Added R305-7.
21 April 2020: Added R986-700 and R21-3.
12 April 2020: Added R612-300.
10 April 2020: Added R357-30 and R600-4.
In times like these, it’s important to stay safe, connected, and informed. As part of a state-wide initiative to keep everyone up-to-date about all things COVID-19, we’ve compiled a list of rule filings that are related to the virus. We’ll keep adding to this as more are filed. The rule number as well as a short description are provided below. If you have any questions about any of these rules or would like a clarification, you may contact the department by sending an email to the listed contact person.
Rule Filings Regarding COVID-19:
R51-7: Open and Public Meetings Act Electronic Meetings
This rule provides guidelines for public bodies organized under Title 4 or department rule to hold electronic meetings consistent with the Utah Open and Public Meetings Act. The rule details when, how, and where electronic meetings can be held, and how members and the public can participate. Click here to see the full rule text.
Questions? Contact Amber Brown at email@example.com
R68-31: Cannabis Licensing Process
The rule provides guidelines, consistent with Section 52-4-207 of the Utah Open and Public Meetings Act, to allow the Cannabis Production Establishment Licensing Board to meet electronically. Click here to see the full rule text.
Questions? Contact Amber Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
R277-101: Public Participation in Utah State Board of Education Meetings
The rule amendments permit a quorum of the Board to participate electronically, at the discretion of the Board chair, in the event of a pandemic or health emergency. The emergency amendments to the rule were approved by the Board given the current nationwide health concerns. Click here to see the full rule text.
Questions? Contact Angie Stallings at email@example.com
R861-1a: Waiver of Penalty and Interest for Reasonable Cause
The proposed amendment authorizes the waiver of interest accrued between April 15, 2020 and July 15, 2020 on certain unpaid 2019 income tax liability. Click here to see the full rule text.
Questions? Contact Jason Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org
R539-5-5: Employee Requirements/The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Addition of an exception that allows legally responsible caregivers and spouses to be paid support staff during the COVID-19 emergency. Click here to see the full rule text.
Questions? Contact Kelly Thomson at email@example.com
R357-30: Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan Program
The purpose of this rule filing is to create the Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses and the retention of jobs throughout the State during the state of emergency due to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Click here to see the full rule text.
Questions? Contact Dane Ishihara at firstname.lastname@example.org
R600-4: Definitions Applicable to Disease Testing for Peace Officers, Health Care Providers and Volunteers
The purpose of this rule is to add COVID-19 and its transmission method to the list of diseases for peace officers, health care providers and volunteers. The need for this emergency rule is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide further safety measures for peace officers, health care providers and volunteers. Click here to see the full rule text.
Questions? Contact Chris Hill at email@example.com
R612-300: Telemedicine Reimbursement
To establish telemedicine reimbursement rates for medical providers treating injured workers, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The new rule sections define telemedicine and outline reimbursement rates for the telemedicine services. Specifically, codes are listed that physicians, physical therapists, and non-physicians use for reimbursement and the amounts will be at “parity,” or at a comparable rate as an in person visit. Click here to see the rule text.
Questions? Contact Ron Dressler at firstname.lastname@example.org
R986-700: Emergency Rules, Pandemic (Office of Child Care, Department of Workforce Services)
The new emergency rule allows the Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care to exclude Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation from unearned income for purposes of determining eligibility for child care subsidy payments. Click here to see the rule text.
Questions? Contact Amanda McPeck at email@example.com
R21-3: Debt Collection Through Administrative Offset
The purpose of this rule allows the Division of Finance to suspend matching receivables in the event of a declared state of emergency. This was necessitated by COVID-19 economic relief measures approved by the governor’s office. Click here to see the rule text.
Questions? Contact John Reidhead at firstname.lastname@example.org
R305-7-104: Filing and Service of Notices, Orders, Motions, and Other Papers
The new rule would allow temporary electronic filing of requests for agency action and petitions for review to initiate adjudicative proceedings contesting UDEQ actions. Click here to see the rule text.
Questions? Contact Becky Larsen at email@example.com
We’ll continue to add to this list as new rules come in, so bookmark this page and check back often to ensure you’ve got the newest information.
Other COVID-19 Information:
Our website also contains all of the Executive Documents issued by Utah governors, including Executive Orders issued by Governor Herbert. They’re available at https://rules.utah.gov/executive-documents/, and are updated as new documents are published.
For more information on COVID-19 and the State of Utah, visit the Coronavirus website at https://coronavirus.utah.gov. For questions on anything rules-related, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay Safe (and stay home!),
The Office of Administrative Rules