This filing was published in the 09/15/2008, issue, Vol. 2008, No. 18, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Local Health Department Funding Allocation Formula
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 31911
Filed: 09/02/2008, 07:07
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Section 26A-1-116 directs the Utah Department of Health to establish by rule a formula for allocating funds by contract to local health departments. This rule amendment reflects a consensus agreement between local health departments and the state health department on that formula, effective 07/01/2008.
Summary of the rule or change:
A baseline reflecting current allocations is adopted. Modified allocations for minimum allocations, population, multi-district, and square mile are proposed.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Title 26A, Chapter 1
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There will be no cost or savings to the state budget from this rule change because it merely allocates existing funding.
Local health departments' allocation of funding is maintained at current levels and only future appropriations above those levels will be distributed based on the formula proposed in this rule. All 12 local health departments support this rule change and are aware of any cost or savings that will occur.
small businesses and persons other than businesses:
No change in current service delivery levels to those served by local health departments is expected due to this rule.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
No mandates for regulated entities are present in this rule. No compliance cost for any person is expected.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This consensus agreement between local health departments and the state health department on the formula for allocation of funding reflects a high level of cooperation among local and state health and should have a positive fiscal impact on the provision of public health services in Utah. David N. Sundwall, MD, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Health
CANNON HEALTH BLDG
288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84116-3231
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
Doug Springmeyer at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6971, by FAX at 801-538-6306, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
David N. Sundwall, Executive Director
R380. Health, Administration.
R380-50. Local Health Department Funding Allocation Formula.
(1) "Contract" means the Public Health Services Contract between the Utah Department of Health and the local health departments through which state block grant funds are distributed.
(2) "District Incentive" means funds allocated to local health departments to encourage them to form and maintain multi-county health departments.
(3) "Funds" means the State General Funds allocated by the Legislature to the Utah Department of Health for distribution to local health departments by contract.
(4) "Local Health Department" means a local health department established under Section 26A-1-102(5).
"Total Poverty Population" means the population in a county that is living below the poverty level established by the United States Government Census Bureau reported by Utah Job Service.
6]) "Total State Population" means the
population figures by county as provided by the State Office of Planning and
R380-50-3. Allocation Procedures.
(1) By a three-fourths vote of its members, the
Utah Association of Local Health Officers may, in cooperation with and subject
to the approval of the Department of Health, allocate a portion of the funds as
necessary to support basic public health programs within every local health
department that benefit and are available to all residents of the state. [
In allocating this
portion, no local health department may receive less than it received in the
prior year, except for years in which the state funding is decreased.]
(2) The Utah Department of Health finds that
population is not the sole relevant factor in determining need and adopts the
following formula pursuant to Section 26A-1-116 for allocating to local health
departments the funds that remain after the allocation in Subsection
R380-50-3(1): (a) District Incentive Factor: local health departments consisting of at
least two counties shall receive 25.29% in accordance with the number of
counties within the geographical boundaries of the local health department as
follows: (i) Local health departments with two counties
shall receive 10.34% of this amount. (ii) Local health departments with three counties
shall receive 13.79% of this amount. (iii) Local health departments with four counties
shall receive 17.24% of this amount. (iv) Local health departments with five counties
shall receive 20.69% of this amount. (v) Local health departments with six counties
shall receive 24.14% of this amount.]
(b) Population Factor: local health departments [
receive 28.04% according to] the percentage of the total
state population living within the geographical boundaries of the local health
(c) Poverty Population Factor: local health departments shall receive
23.34% according to the percentage of the total poverty population of the state
living within the geographical boundaries of each local health department. d].
Square Mile Factor: local health departments [ shall receive 23.33%
]according to the percentage of the total square miles in the state lying
within the geographical jurisdiction of each local health department.
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Date of Enactment or Last Substantive
Notice of Continuation: November 26, 2007
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26A-1-116
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Doug Springmeyer at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6971, by FAX at 801-538-6306, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules (801-538-3764). Please Note: The Division of Administrative Rules is NOT able to answer questions about the content or application of these administrative rules.
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