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What They're Watching: Rep. Jim Dunnigan

Emily Viles | Oct 23, 2019 | Utah

What They're Watching: Senator Gene Davis

Emily Viles | Aug 19, 2019 | Utah

5 Things Utah: Per capita cap, Rep. Dailey-Provost, interim health priorities

| Jun 11, 2019 | Utah

With the interim now in full swing, committees are meeting to scope their work plans for the next 6-7 months. It can be a busy time that will shape the scope of the 2020 legislative session. If you wonder how things can move so quickly in the legislature, it is...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost

Sara Gentzler | Jun 10, 2019 | Utah

Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost is a member of the House Health and Human Services Committee. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss Medicaid expansion and costs. I'm watching to see how the waiver application process for our Medicaid expansion bill is coming along -- got a...[ Read More ]

3 reports on opioid fatalities in Utah

Sara Gentzler | Jun 5, 2019 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health’s Opioid Fatality Review Committee (OFRC) announced its initial findings last week. The committee’s in-depth review of 58 opioid overdose deaths that occurred in 2017 informed a total of over 50 recommendations published across three reports. Established by UDOH’s Violence and Injury Prevention program in 2017...[ Read More ]

UHIP update from the Utah Department of Health

Sara Gentzler | May 28, 2019 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health released a status update on the 2017-2020 Utah Health Improvement Plan (UHIP) implementation process this week. The department found that UHIP, which launched in 2017, has “contributed to significant progress in priority areas.” The plan is aimed at three health-related priorities for the state: 1....[ Read More ]

The Utah Legislature’s interim health priorities

Sara Gentzler | May 21, 2019 | Utah

Last week, Utah’s Health and Human Services Interim Committee held its first meeting since the 2019 General Session adjourned on March 14. The interim committee laid out its areas of focus for the interim and spent time on three of its major priorities. The three priorities it discussed last week...[ Read More ]

Update: Christensen et al. v. Miner et al. settlement in Utah

Sara Gentzler | May 20, 2019 | Utah

During the 2019 General Legislative Session, the Utah Legislature passed a joint resolution approving a settlement agreement in the case of Christensen et al. v. Miner et al., a case related to care settings for Utahns with intellectual disabilities. State defendants in the case presented an update on the settlement,...[ Read More ]