This Week at Rules – February 10, 2021

Brody Mangum This Week at Rules

This week at rules, we’re looking at how to access proposed rules in the public comment period.

Front Page Focus

This week’s Front Page Focus turns to R432-270, Assisted Living Facilities. R432-270 reviews a variety of topics related to assisted living facilities, including information on staffing, licensing, and requirements for these facilities.

Joining R432-270 is R162-2f, Real Estate Licensing and Practices Rules, which has continued its climb in viewcount, and the Codification Segue.

Viewing Proposed Rules

It’s been a few weeks since we started the rollout of our AdminRules Search page. If you missed it, check out last week’s coverage of the site, which includes ways to get the most of your searches as well as links to some resources.

One of the more useful new features that we’d like to talk about this week is the ability to only display proposed rules in their public comment period. Showing only these rules allows for quicker searching of rules under specific titles or agencies and an easier way to find contact info during public comment periods.

For a refresher on the public comment period, as well as the rest of the rulemaking process, visit Utah’s Administrative Rulemaking Process Basics.

There are a few ways to view these rules in the new system:

Once there, all visible rules will be proposed rules currently in the public comment period. By clicking on the rule title, you can view the last day of the comment period, available downloads, and the rule type. Here, you’ll also find a Provide Public Comment link, which directly links to the rule contact’s email address.

Note: in order to use the Provide Public Comment link on a desktop computer, your browser must be configured to accept mailto links. The following links are outside resources that walk through the steps of configuring mailto links.

We’re excited to have rules up for public comment be more accessible than ever. As always, feel free to reach us at rulesonline@utah.gov with any questions or directly on our Facebook and Twitter.