Utah House committee advances bill addressing long-term mental health services for adults
Boram Kim | Feb 2, 2023 | Utah
The legislature commenced this year's legislative session on Jan. 17th and health committees are slated to hold their first hearings on bills this week. Reporter Boram Kim has been monitoring health-related bills as they're introduced and advanced, and we will continue to provide updates on key bills as the session continues. Thanks for reading!
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