Utah State Policy Fact Sheet


American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Utah State Policy

Nurse Practice Act: U.C.A. 1953 § 58-31b-101

Regulatory Structure: Reduced Practice

State law constrains patient access to nurse practitioner (NP) care by requiring a regulated relationship with an outside health discipline in order to practice in certain settings.
U.C.A. 1953 § 58-31b-102

Regulatory Agency

NP practice is regulated by the Board of Nursing.
U.C.A. 1953 § 53-31b-201

Licensure Requirements

Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
U.C.A. 1953 § 58-31b-302

Continuing Education (CE)*

CE hours are to be completed in accordance with national certification requirements.
U.A.C. R156-31b-303

Medical Staff Membership**

Medical staff is composed in accordance with hospital bylaws.
U.A.C. R432-100

Signature Recognition on Items of Patient Care

  • Physical Therapy: NPs are authorized to refer to physical therapy.
    U.C.A. 1953 § 58-31b-102
  • Parking Permits: NPs are authorized to provide proof of disability for disabled parking permits.
    U.C.A. 1953 § 41-1a-420
  • DNR: NPs are authorized to sign Do Not Resuscitate orders.
    U.C.A. 1953 § 75-2a-106
  • Death Certificates: NPs are authorized to sign death certificates.
    U.C.A. 1953 § 26-2-13
  • Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST): Utah’s POLST form may be signed by an NP.
    U.A.C. R432-31

*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical Staff Membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this fact sheet is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Correspondents must contact their own professional advisors for such advice.

Updated December 20, 2018

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