HB 570 – Utah

Year Introduced: 2024
Link: https://le.utah.gov/~2024/bills/static/HB0570.html

This bill modifies existing legislation regarding health care facilities in Utah. It sets specific standards for different types of facilities like general acute hospitals, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, and freestanding emergency departments. Notably, the bill requires that these facilities should always be ready to receive patients, have appropriate staff available and offer certain mandatory services. For instance, a general acute or a specialty hospital should be open 24/7 with at least one visiting physician. The qualifications of these physicians are also stated. For home health agencies, it instructs to provide at least licensed nursing or therapeutic services through agency employees. For freestanding emergency departments, the bill outlines the type of medical services and personnel they should maintain. The bill also outlines conditions related to the provision of hospice services

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