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