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2022 Legislative Summary

Posted 4 months ago by Melissa J Hinton

Foxley and Pignanelli Final Bill Report

  1. (2022) UT H 32

Author: Robert M. Spendlove (R-049)

Title: Health Care Worker Protection

Introduced: 01/18/2022 —   LastAmend:01/26/2022

Disposition: To Governor

Location: Eligible for Governor

Summary: Enacts provisions relating to the assault of an owner, employee, or contractor of a health

facility.

Status: Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 58

Author: Rosemary T. Lesser (D-010)

Title: Surgical Smoke Evacuation System Requirements

Introduced: 01/18/2022— Last Amend: 02/10/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Summary: Requires certain facilities to develop policies regarding surgical smoke evacuation; defines

terms; directs facilities that conduct surgeries that are likely to generate smoke to develop

policies to mitigate surgical smoke exposure; requires the Department of Health to ensure

compliance.

Status: Failed

  1. (2022) UT H 63

Author: Jon Hawkins (R-057)

Title: Coronavirus In the Workplace

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/24/2022

Disposition: Pending

Summary: Requires an employer to exempt an employee or a prospective employee from a

coronavirus vaccine requirement if the employee or prospective employee submits a

primary care provider's note stating that the employee or prospective employee was

previously infected by coronavirus; amends provisions related to recordkeeping; prohibits

an employer from keeping or maintaining a record or copy of an employee's coronavirus

test results, except as otherwise required by law.

Status: Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 109

Author: Stephen Handy (R-016)

Title: Death Certificate Amendments

Introduced: 01/18/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Rules Committee

Summary: Allows a health care professional to indicate that air pollution factored into an individual's

death on the individual's death certificate.

Status: Failed

01/18/2022 To HOUSE Committee on RULES.

  1. (2022) UT H 114

Author: Suzanne Harrison (D-032)

Title: School Nursing Services Amendments

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/16/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary: Amends provisions related to school nursing services; provides for multistate licenses and

for minimum staffing requirements.

Status: Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 116

Author: Mike Winder (R-030)

Title: Medical Billing Amendments

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/01/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Summary: Limits when a health care provider may seek payment for a medical service or procedure

from an individual or a health benefit plan; prohibits a health care provider from seeking

payment for a medical service or procedure from an individual or health benefit plan under

certain circumstances.

Status: Failed



  1. (2022) UT H 127

Author: Rex Shipp (R-072)

Title: Medical Practice Amendments

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Disposition: Pending

Location: House Health and Human Services Committee

Summary: Prohibits a physician or surgeon from performing a transgender procedure on a minor.

Status: Failed



  1. (2022) UT H 167

Author: Brady Brammer (R-027)

Title: Mental Illness Psychotherapy Drug Task Force

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/03/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary: Creates the Mental Illness Psychotherapy Drug Task Force; requires the task force to study

and make recommendations on drugs that may assist in treating mental illness; sets a

repeal date for the task force; provides for membership and duties.

Status: Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 176

Author: Norman K. Thurston (R-064)

Title: Utah Health Workforce Act

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/04/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary: Enacts provisions relating to the state health workforce; creates the Utah Health Workforce

Advisory Council; requires the council to provide information and recommendations to

government entities regarding policy decisions that affect the state health workforce;

creates the Utah Health Workforce Information Center; requires the information center to

conduct research and analyze data regarding the state health workforce; moves oversight

of the Utah Medical Education Council to the council.

Status: Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 182

Author: Ryan Wilcox (R-007)

Title: State Facilities and the Capitol Hill Complex

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/15/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary: Excludes state facilities and the capitol hill complex from the authority and jurisdiction of a

local health department pertaining to an order of constraint; prohibits a chief executive

officer of a municipality from exercising emergency powers in response to a pandemic or an

epidemic; prohibits a chief executive officer or a municipality or county from vetoing an

action by the relevant local legislative body to terminate an order of constraint or a

declaration of a local emergency.

Status: Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 195

Author: Suzanne Harrison (D-032)

Title: Auricular Detoxification Amendments

Introduced: 01/19/2022 — Last Amend: 02/08/2022

Disposition: To Governor

Location: Eligible for Governor

Summary: Allows certain health care providers to perform auricular detoxification.

Status: Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 197

Author: Nelson Abbott (R-060)

Title: Income Tax Rate Modifications

Introduced: 01/19/2022 — 

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Rules Committee

Summary: Amends the income tax rates.

Status: Failed



  1. (2022) UT H 202

Author: Mark A. Wheatley (D-035)

Title: Employment Selection Procedures Act

Introduced: 01/20/2022 —

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Rules Committee

Summary: Amends the Employment Selection Procedures Act to prohibit an employer from inquiring

into an applicant's compensation history.

Status: Failed

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  1. (2022) UT H 212

Author: Jen Dailey-Provost (D-024)

Title: Health Care Coverage Amendments

Introduced: 01/20/2022 —

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Rules Committee

Summary: Amends the Medical Assistance Act.

Status: Failed



  1. (2022) UT H 225

Author:

Title: Access To Medical Records

Introduced: 01/20/2022 — Last Amend: 02/10/2022

Disposition: To Governor

Location: Eligible for Governor

Summary: Creates a standard form to request health records; defines terms; requires a health care

provider and the health care provider contracted third party service provider to accept the

standard form.

Status: Passed - House to Governor



  1. (2022) UT H 278

Author: Steven Eliason (R-045)

Title: Behavioral Health Treatment Access

Introduced: 01/27/2022 — Last Amend: 02/23/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: Senate Rules Committee

Summary: Addresses insurance coverage of behavioral health services.

Status: Failed

  1. (2022) UT H 283

Author: Norman K. Thurston (R-064)

Title: Mental Health Professional Licensing

Introduced: 01/27/2022 — Last Amend: 02/14/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary: Amends the Mental Health Professional Licensing Act.

Status:  Passed - House to Governor



  1. (2022) UT H 295

Author: Cory Maloy (R-006)

Title: Physician Workforce

Introduced: 02/01/2022 — Last Amend: 02/16/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary: Creates grant programs to address the physician workforce.

Status:  Passed - House to Governor



  1. (2022) UT H 301

Author: Raymond Ward (R-019)

Title: Medication Dispenser Amendments

Introduced: 02/02/2022 — Last Amend: 02/24/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary: Provides that a dispensing practitioner may dispense a drug at a licensed dispensing

practice if the drug meets specified requirements; provides that a dispensing practitioner

may not dispense specified drugs; provides that a dispensing practitioner may not make a

claim against workers compensation or automobile insurance for a drug dispensed for

outpatient use unless the dispensing practitioner is contracted with a pharmacy network

established by the claim payor.

Status:  Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 316

Author: Doug Welton (R-067)

Title: Medical Assistant Amendments

Introduced: 02/02/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary: Allows a medical assistant to administer vaccines.

Status:  Passed - House to Governor



  1. (2022) UT H 344

Author: Merrill Nelson (R-068)

Title: Medical Candor Act

Introduced: 02/02/2022 — Last Amend: 02/24/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: SENATE

Summary:Provides that if a health care provider wishes to engage an affected party in the medical

candor process, the health care provider shall provide a written notice to the affected party

within 365 days after the day on which the health care provider knew of the adverse event

involving the patient, and provide a written notice, in a timely manner, to any other health

care provider involved in the adverse event that invites the health care provider to

participate in the medical candor process.

Status:  Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 384

Author: Suzanne Harrison (D-032)

Title: Anesthesia and Sedation Amendments

Introduced: 02/14/2022 — Last Amend: 02/24/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: Senate Rules Committee

Summary: Amends and enacts provisions related to anesthesia and sedation.

Status:  Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 389

Author: Karianne Lisonbee (R-014)

Title: Nursing Education Program Amendments

Introduced: 02/14/2022 — Last Amend: 02/24/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: Senate Rules Committee

Summary: Amends the provisions related to non accredited nursing education programs.

Status:  Passed - House to Governor

  1. (2022) UT H 400

Author: Stewart E. Barlow (R-017)

Title: Associate Physician Licenses

Introduced: 02/15/2022 — Last Amend: 02/24/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: HOUSE

Summary: Amends provisions relating to an associate physician license.

Status:  Passed - House to Governor



  1. (2022) UT H 451

Author: Jen Dailey-Provost (D-024)

Title: Opioid Use Prevention and Treatment Amendments

Introduced: 02/22/2022 —

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Rules Committee

Summary:Enacts requirements for the use of funds deposited into the Opioid Litigation Settlement

Restricted Account.

Status: Failed



  1. (2022) UT H 457

Author: Clare Collard (D-022)

Title: Consumer Data Privacy Amendments

Introduced: 02/22/2022 —

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Rules Committee

Summary: Amends provisions related to the protection of personal information.

Status: Failed



  1. (2022) UT H 461

Author: Raymond Ward (R-019)

Title: Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Fund

Introduced: 02/22/2022 —

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Rules Committee

Summary:Combines the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund with the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

Rehabilitation Fund.

Status: Failed



  1. (2022) UT S 44

Author: Mike Kennedy (R-014)

Title: Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/02/2022

Disposition: To Governor

Location: Eligible for Governor

Summary:Amends provisions relating to clinical mental health counselors and marriage and family

therapists.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor

  1. (2022) UT S 59

Author: Evan Vickers (R-028)

Title: Tax Provision Modifications

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/07/2022

Disposition: To Governor

Location: To Governor

Summary: Modifies income tax provisions; amends the corporate franchise and income tax rates;

amends the individual income tax rate; expands eligibility for the social security benefits tax

credit by increasing the threshold for the income based phaseout; enacts a state earned

income tax credit and provides for apportionment of that credit; provides for nonrefundable

earned income tax credit; defines federal earned income tax credit and qualified claimant;

provides for retrospective operation.

Status: Passed - Governor Signed.

  1. (2022) UT S 95

Author: Derrin R. Owens (R-024)

Title: Limitations on Employer Liability

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/17/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: Concurrence

Summary: Addresses liability of an employer for negligently hiring an employee that has been

previously convicted of an offense; provides that a cause of action may not be brought

against an employer for negligently hiring an employee based solely on evidence that the

employee has been previously convicted in this state or in another jurisdiction of an offense;

provides that the protections provided to an employer do not apply in a cause of action

concerning the misuse of funds or property of a person.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor



  1. (2022) UT S 101

Author: Evan Vickers (R-028)

Title: Nurse Apprentice Licensing Act

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/02/2022

Disposition: To Governor

Location: Eligible for Governor

Summary: Creates a license for registered nurse apprentices.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor

  1. (2022) UT S 104

Author: Luz Escamilla (D-001)

Title: Community Health Worker Certification Process

Introduced: 01/18/2022 — Last Amend: 02/02/2022

Disposition: To Governor

Location: Eligible for Governor

Summary: Creates a state certification for community health workers; defines terms; creates a state

certification for community health workers; requires the Department of Health to administer

the certification.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor



  1. (2022) UT S 121

Author: Mike McKell (R-007)

Title: Anesthesiologist Assistant Licensing Act

Introduced: 01/20/2022 — Last Amend: 02/16/2022

Disposition: To Governor

Location: Eligible for Governor

Summary: Creates a license for anesthesiologist assistants; requires the Physicians Licensing Board

to regulate anesthesiologist assistants; establishes a license for anesthesiologist

assistants; establishes qualifications for licensure; establishes terms for the license.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor

  1. (2022) UT S 151

Author: Curtis S. Bramble (R-016)

Title: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact

Introduced: 01/27/2022 — LastAmend: 02/15/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: HOUSE

Summary:Enacts provisions related to the nursing profession; enacts the Advanced Practice

Registered Nurse Compact; requires individuals to complete a background check to obtain

a license to be a nurse midwife as required by the compact; allows an individual licensed as

an advanced practice registered nurse to obtain licensure as a certified nurse anesthetist or

a nurse midwife; repeals the previously enacted compact related to advanced practice

registered nurses and associated provisions.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor

  1. (2022) UT S 189

Author: Todd Weiler (R-023)

Title: Drug Induced Homicide

Introduced: 02/02/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee

Summary: Concerns the offense of drug induced homicide.

Status:  Failed

  1. (2022) UT S 194

Author: Lincoln Fillmore (R-010)

Title: Medical Rationing Amendments

Introduced: 02/09/2022 — Last Amend: 02/17/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Health and Human Services Committee

Summary:Requires the Department of Health to make rules regarding the procedure that the

department must follow when adopting, modifying, requiring, facilitating, or recommending

criteria related to the rationing of scarce health care resources.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor

  1. (2022) UT S 195

Author: Luz Escamilla (D-001)

Title: Medical Cannabis Access

Introduced: 02/09/2022 — Last Amend: 02/22/2022

Disposition: Pending

Location: House Rules Committee

Summary: Amends provisions regarding patient access and medical professionals in relation to

medical cannabis; requires a hospice program to provide at least one qualified medical

provider; renames the Cannabinoid Product Board as the Cannabis Research Review

Board; requires physician members of the board to be qualified medical providers; adds

acute pain for which a medical professional may generally prescribe opioids as a qualifying

condition for a limited supply of medical cannabis; relates to advertisement.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor

  1. (2022) UT S 237

Author: Curtis S. Bramble (R-016)

Title: Counseling State Compact

Introduced: 02/22/2022 —

Disposition: Pending

Location: Senate Business and Labor Committee

Summary: Enacts the Counseling Compact.

Status: Passed - Senate to Governor