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R432. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing.

Rule R432-30. Adjudicative Procedure.

As in effect on July 1, 2014

Table of Contents

R432-30-1. Purpose.

This rule is adopted pursuant to Title 26, Chapter 21.

R432-30-2. Definitions.

(1) "Department" means the Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Licensing.

(2) "Initial agency determination" means a decision by department staff, without conducting adjudicative proceedings, of the legal rights, duties, privileges, immunities, or other legal interests of one or more identifiable persons, including all determinations to grant, deny, revoke, suspend, modify, annul, withdraw, or amend an authority, right, or license, all as limited by Subsection 63G-4-102.

(3) "Notice of agency action" means the formal notice meeting the requirements of Subsection 63G-4- 201(2) that the department issues to commence an adjudicative proceeding.

(4) "Request for agency action" means the formal written request meeting the requirements of Subsection 63G-4-201(3) that requests the department to commence an adjudicative proceeding.

R432-30-3. Commencement of Adjudicative Proceedings.

(1) All adjudicative proceedings under Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensure and Inspection Act, and under R432, Health Facility Licensing Rules, are formal adjudicative proceedings.

(2) The Department may commence an adjudicative proceeding by filing and serving a notice of agency action in accordance with Subsection 63G-4-201(2) when the Department's actions are of a nature that require an adjudicative proceeding before the Department makes a decision.

(3) A person affected by an initial agency determination may commence an adjudicative proceeding and meet the requirements of a request for agency action under Subsection 63G-4-201(3) by completing the "Facility Licensing Request for Agency Action" form and filing the form with the department.

R432-30-4. Responses.

(1) A respondent to a notice of agency action shall file and serve a written response within 30 calendar days of the postmarked mailing date or last publication date of the notice of agency action.

(2) A respondent who has filed a request for agency action, and has received notice from the presiding officer under Section 63G-4-201(3)(d)(iii) that further proceedings are required to determine the Department's response to the request, shall file and serve a written response within 30 calendar days of the postmarked mailing date or last publication date of the presiding officer's notice.

(3) The written response shall:

(a) include the information specified in Subsection 63G-4-204(1);

(b) be signed by the respondent or the respondent's representative; and

(c) be filed with the Department during the time period specified in Subsection R432-30-4(1) or R432- 30-4(2).

(4) The respondent shall send one copy of the response by certified mail to each party.

(5) A person who has filed a request for agency action and has received notice from the presiding officer under Section 63G-4-201(3)(d)(ii) that the request is denied may request a hearing before the Department to challenge the denial. The person must complete and submit the Department hearing request form to the presiding officer within 30 calendar days of the postmarked mailing date of the presiding officer's notice.

(6) The presiding officer upon motion of a party or upon the presiding officer's own motion may allow any pleadings to be amended or corrected. Defects which do not affect substantial rights of the parties shall be disregarded.

R432-30-5. Discovery.

(1) Any party to a formal adjudicative proceeding may engage in discovery consistent with the provisions of this rule.

(2) The provisions of Rules 26, 27,28, 29. 30. 32.34.36. and 37 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, current January 1, 1995, are adopted and incorporated by reference.

(a) Where the incorporated Utah Rules of Civil Procedure refer to the court or to the clerk, the reference shall be to the presiding officer.

(b) Statutory restrictions on the release of information held by governmental entity shall be honored in controlling what is discoverable.

(c) All response times that are greater than 10 working days in the incorporated Utah Rules of Civil Procedure are amended to be 10 working days from the postmark of the mailing date of the request, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding officer.

(d) The parties shall ensure that all discovery is completed at least 10 calendar days before the day of the hearing. The parties may not make discovery requests to which the response time falls beyond 10 calendar days before the day of the hearing.

(e) Depositions may be recorded by audio recording equipment. However, any deposition to be introduced at the hearing must be first transcribed to a written document.

(f) Service of any discovery request or subpoena may be made upon any person upon whom a summons may be served in accordance with the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Service may be made by mail, by the party or by the party's agent.

(g) Subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses as provided in Rule 30(a) shall conform to R432- 30-6.

R432-30-6. Witnesses and Subpoenas.

(1) Each party is responsible for the presence of that party's witnesses at the hearing.

(2) The presiding hearing officer may issue a subpoena to compel the attendance of a witness or the production of evidence, in accordance with the following:

(a) the officer may issue the subpoena upon a party's motion supported by affidavit showing sufficient need, or upon the officer's own motion;

(b) the party to whom the hearing officer has issued a subpoena shall cause the subpoena and a copy of the affidavit, if any, to be served.

(c) every subpoena shall be issued by the presiding officer under the seal of the department, shall state the title of the action, and shall command every person to whom it is directed to attend and give testimony at time and place therein specified.

(d) a supporting affidavit for a subpoena duces tecum for the production by a witness of books, accounts, memoranda, correspondence, photographs, papers, documents, records, or other tangible thing shall include the following:

(i) the name and address of the entity upon whom the subpoena is to be served;

(ii) a description of what the party seeks to have the witness bring;

(iii) a showing of the materiality to the issue involved in the hearing;

(iv) a statement by the party that to the best of his knowledge the witness has such items in his possession or under his control.

R432-30-7. Certificate of Service.

There shall appear on all documents required to be served a certificate of service dated and signed by the party or his agent in substantially the following form:

I certify that I served the foregoing document upon all parties to this proceeding by delivering (or mailing postage prepaid and properly addressed, or causing to be delivered) a copy of it to (provide the name of the person).

R432-30-8. Stays and Temporary Remedy.

(1) During the pendency of judicial review, a party may petition for a stay of the order or other temporary remedy by filing a written petition with the presiding officer within seven calendar days of the day the order is issued.

(2) The presiding officer shall issue a written decision within ten working days of the filing date of the request. The presiding officer may grant a stay or other temporary remedy if such an action is in the best interest of the patients or residents.

(3) The request for a stay or temporary remedy shall be considered denied if the presiding officer does not issue a written decision within ten days of the filing of a written petition.

(4) The presiding officer may grant a stay or other temporary remedy on the presiding officer's own motion.

R432-30-9. Declaratory Orders.

(1) Any person or agency may petition for a department declaratory ruling of rights, status, or legal relations under a specific statute or rule by following the procedure outlined in Rule R380-1.

(2) Any person or agency may petition for a department declaratory ruling on orders issued by the Bureau of Health Facility Licensure in areas where the Health Facility Committee has statutory authority to issue orders by following the procedures outlined in Rule R380-5.

KEY

health care facilities

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

March 3, 1995

Notice of Continuation

April 1, 2014

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

26-21-5; 26-21-14; through; 26-21-16


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R432, please contact the promulgating agency (Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.