Senate Bill 192 passed the Utah Senate unanimously on Wednesday. The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services to submit a state plan amendment to cover doula services under Medicaid.      The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Luz Escamilla (D – Salt Lake City), introduced an amendment ahead of the vote that defined … Read more

The House Health and Human Services Standing Committee unanimously passed House Bill 248 on Wednesday. The bill now advances to the House floor for consideration.      HB 248 would provide long-term home and community-based support for people with severe mental illness, requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to develop plans to deploy … Read more

The Utah Legislature kicked off the first day of its 65th General Session on Tuesday with the introduction of bills in both the House and Senate. Utah Senator Stuart Adams (R – Layton) and Rep. Brad Wilson (R – Kaysville) were sworn in as leaders of their respective chambers.      “What we do in … Read more

On Wednesday, the Utah Health and Human Services Interim Committee voted 12-5 in favor of advancing draft legislation that proposes a statewide ban on surgical procedures for minors diagnosed with gender dysphoria.     The legislature failed to pass a similar bill earlier this year that would have blocked both gender-altering surgery and the use … Read more