LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION


Ombudsman Program Study


Utah is interested in creating a Disability Ombudsman (say “ahm-BUDS-mun”) Program. A Disability Ombudsman Program supports people with disabilities. The ombudsman would help reduce barriers to accessing community spaces and services.

The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) is currently studying the barriers that people with disabilities experience, and how an ombudsman could help. In November, DSPD will report their findings to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee of the Utah State Legislature.

View Self-Advocate Ombudsman Study Recording - May 26, 2021

Draft Disability Ombudsman Program Report

Slides for Public Input Meeting - September 7, 2021

Public Input Form


NURSING DELEGATION


During the 2020 General Session, House Bill 274 made changes to how health care services licensed by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing may be provided.  Please use the links below to find more information about the changes.

View H.B. 274
Download the frequently asked questions


WAITING LIST MANAGEMENT



During the 2018 General Session, House Bill 2 provided legislative intent language requiring a study of effective waiting list management. As part of the legislative process, DSPD is requesting public feedback. Please use the links below to help inform policy decision making.

View the intent language
Download the presentation slides
View the webinar recording
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Waiting List Management Study  
Provide feedback

TRANSITION AGE YOUTH & EMPLOYMENT


During the 2018 General Session, House Bill 2 provided legislative intent language requiring a study of how to improve employment outcomes among transition age youth with disabilities. As part of the legislative process, DSPD is requesting public feedback. Please use the links below to help inform policy decision making.

View the intent language
Download the presentation slides
View the webinar recording 
Employment Study

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY RESOURCES

If you are interested in advocating with the Utah State Legislature, we recommend contacting one of the following organizations:


Legislative Compendium of Budget Information

The Compendium of Budget Information (COBI) detail's Utah's budget and related financial transactions. It contains summaries of issues faced by legislators, performance measures, background information, financial history, and references to statutory authority. It is provided as a companion to appropriations bills considered in the General Session of the Utah State Legislature.

A section within the COBI provides the legislature and the public with information about the Division of Services for People with Disabilities. Information focuses on a number of areas, including: An overview of the Division, funding history, issues related to this year's legislative session, and financial overview. Click the link below to access this important resource.