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S.B. 135

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 11:57 AM by kholt. -->              1     




Sponsor: James M. Evans


             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill amends the Health Code.
             9      Highlighted Provisions:
             10          This bill:
             11          .    creates the Center for Multicultural Health within the Department of Health;
             12          .    specifies the center's duties;
             13          .    appropriates monies for the center; and
             14          .    requires annual reporting to the Legislature.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          This bill appropriates:
             17          .    as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, $100,000 from the
             18      General Fund for fiscal year 2004-05 to the Department of Health to fund the Center
             19      for Multicultural Health.
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      ENACTS:
             24          26-7-2, Utah Code Annotated 1953

             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 26-7-2 is enacted to read:

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House Committee Amendments 2-11-2004 kh/cjd
         26-7-2. Center for Multicultural Health -- Duties.
             29          (1) As used in this section, "multicultural and minority health issues" means health,
             30      including mental and oral health, issues of particular interest to cultural, ethnic, racial, or other
             31      subpopulations, including:
             32          (a) disparities in:
             33          (i) disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, treatment, and treatment
             34      response; and
             35          (ii) access to care; and
             36          (b) cultural competency in the delivery of health care.
             37          (2) There is created within the department the Center for Multicultural Health.
             38          (3) The Center for Multicultural Health shall:
             39          (a) promote and coordinate the research, data production and dissemination, education,
             40      and health promotion activities of the department, local health departments, local mental health
             41      authorities, public schools, community-based organizations, H INDIAN TRIBES, h and other
             41a      organizations within the
             42      state as they relate to multicultural and minority health issues;
             43          (b) assist in the development and implementation of programs to address multicultural
             44      and minority health issues;
             45          (c) promote the dissemination and use of information on multicultural and minority
             46      health issues by minority populations, health care providers, and others;
             47          (d) seek federal funding and other resources to accomplish its mission;
             48          (e) provide technical assistance to entities within the state seeking funding to study or
             49      address multicultural and minority health issues;
             50          (f) provide staff assistance to any advisory committee created by the department to
             51      study multicultural and minority health issues; and
             52          (g) annually report to the Legislature on its activities and accomplishments.
             53          Section 2. Appropriation.
             54          As an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, there is appropriated
             55      from the General Fund for fiscal year 2004-05, $100,000 to the Department of Health to fund
             56      the personnel costs of the Center for Multicultural Health.

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Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-23-04 3:37 PM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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