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S.B. 132 Enrolled
This bill amends the Utah Health Data Authority Act to require annual reports of
comparisons between health care facilities based on certain designated quality, safety,
and cost factors.
. requires the Health Data Authority to publish reports at least annually that compare
and identify health care facilities;
. requires the Health Data Authority to publish the data in a form that is easily
accessible to the public; and
. requires the reports comparing health care facilities to be based on several
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
Utah Code Sections Affected:
26-33a-106.5, as last amended by Chapter 53, Laws of Utah 2001
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 26-33a-106.5 is amended to read:
26-33a-106.5. Comparative analyses.
(1) The committee may publish compilations or reports that compare and identify health
care providers or data suppliers from the data it collects under this chapter or from any other
(2) (a) The committee shall publish compilations or reports from the data it collects
under this chapter or from any other source which:
(i) contain the information described in Subsection (2)(b); and
(ii) compare and identify by name at least a majority of the health care facilities and
institutions in the state.
(b) The report required by this Subsection (2) shall:
(i) be published at least annually; and
(ii) contain comparisons based on at least the following factors:
(A) nationally recognized quality standards;
(B) charges; and
(C) nationally recognized patient safety standards.
evaluate the standard comparative reports of the committee that identify, compare, or rank the
performance of data suppliers by name. The evaluation shall include a validation of statistical
methodologies, limitations, appropriateness of use, and comparisons using standard health
services research practice. The analyst must be experienced in analyzing large databases from
multiple data suppliers and in evaluating health care issues of cost, quality, and access. The
results of the analyst's evaluation must be released to the public before the standard comparative
analysis upon which it is based may be published by the committee.
data from multiple types of data suppliers.
(5) The comparative analysis required under Subsection (2) shall be available free of
charge and easily accessible to the public.
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