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The Bureau is assigned by the state Department of Health to regulate health care facilities and providers in the State of Utah. We are part of the Division of Health Systems Improvement.

  • The Bureau has the following major duties:

    • License health care facilities required by state law to hold a license and regularly inspect these facilities for compliance with state laws and regulations;
    • Work with the Health Facilities Committee, whose members are appointed by the Governor, to develop and revise state regulations to govern the building, operation, and quality of care in licensed facilities.
    • Review the architectural plans of new building and remodeling projects of licensed providers to assure compliance with building and safety standards;
    • Perform regular on-site inspections of Utah health care providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to ensure compliance with federal health, treatment and safety standards;
    • See that every Medicaid-funded nursing home and institutional patient in the state meets standards of medical need before admission and throughout their stay;
    • Conduct background screenings on all direct care staff in certain health care industries, as required by law.
    • Investigate complaints from the public about poor care or unsafe conditions in all licensed and/or certified facilities or providers.
    • Assure facility correction through requiring Plans of Correction, follow up inspections, use of sanctions, (fines, bans on admissions, closure) and on-site monitoring.

If you would like more information about the bureau please click on the "Bureau Info." button to the left.  Report card information for a specific facility is available by clicking the "Report Card" button.

Please feel free to contact us at:

Toll Free:

(800) 662-4157

Salt Lake Area:

(801) 538-6158

Any questions or comments about this internet site can be directed to jhoffman@utah.gov

Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope the information is helpful to you.

Sincerely,

Joel Hoffman
Director