Save the Date! 
Family Medicine Advocacy Day
Friday, February 16, 2018
Space is limited so RSVP soon to

Follow important legislation here:

HB31 – Utah Healthcare Workforce Financial Assistance Program Reauthorization – loan repayment assistance for physicians serving in high needs areas. This bill has passed and is Enrolled
HB50 – Opioid Prescribing Regulations – Creates guidelines for prescribing opiates to be encoded in Utah law. This bill is currently Held in House Health and Human Services
HB90 – Insurance Opioid Regulations – Calls on insurance companies to create policies for addressing opioid abuse prevention. This bill is currently Held in House Health and Human Services
HB122 – Medicaid Waiver for Postpartum Mental Health Coverage – Provides Medicaid coverage for certain patients to receive mental health care for post-partum depression. This bill is in House Business and Labor Committee
HB130 – Cannabinoid Medicine Research – Creates a regulatory structure mandating medical research on cannabinoids if it is legalized in the state of Utah. Introduced in the Senate
SB46 – Medicaid Expansion Amendments – expands Medicaid as outlined by the ACA. This bill is still in Senate rules awaiting referral to a Senate committee
HB 308, 309 and 310: Vaccine-related bills – these bills work together to create requirements for training for parents of unvaccinated children as to steps that should be taken to protect their children in the event of a disease outbreak, sets up opportunities for the departments of health to provide vaccinations for children in the schools, and improves the state-wide vaccine database.
HB325: Tobacco Sales and Enforcement Amendments – Increases the penalties and accountability for businesses who sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes to minors. Awaiting house committee assignment
HB154 – Telehealth Amendments – Creates requirements for insurance reimbursement for certain mental healthcare telehealth services; prohibits e-prescribing for abortion services. Awaiting senate committee assignment

To the members of the Utah Academy of Family physicians: you are encouraged to visit the capitol during General Session on any business day that your schedule allows. Please contact the UAFP at to schedule your visit. You will be accompanied by the Academy’s executive director who serves as lobbyist for family medicine in Utah.

The UAFP Legislative Committee is co-chaired by Dr. Kyle Jones and Dr. Caryn Slack.  The committee schedule for 2017 is below – please let us know, or 801-587-3285, if you would like to participate in our meetings, which are conducted via teleconference on Wednesday evenings, weekly during legislative session and bi-monthly the rest of the year.

2017 Committee Meeting Calendar (meetings are held via teleconference)

  • 02/15/2017, 6-7 pm
  • 02/22/2017, 6-7 pm
  • 03/01/2017, 6-7 pm
  • 03/08/2017, 6-7 pm
  • 05/17/2017, 6-7 pm
  • 7/19/2017, 6-7 pm
  • 9/20/2017, 6-7 pm
  • 11/15/2017, 6-7 pm