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 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 Agencies

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

Licensure Requirements

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

Continuing Education*

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

Medical Staff Membership**

NPs are permitted to join medical staffs.
U.A.C. R432-100

Signature Recognition on Items of Patient Care

  • Physical Therapy: Statute provides for Utah NPs’ referral to physical therapy.
    U.C.A. 1953 § 58-31b-102
  • Parking Permits: Utah NPs are authorized to provide proof of disability for disabled parking permits.
    U.C.A. 1953 § 41-1a-420
  • Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Utah NPs are authorized to sign do not resuscitate orders.
    U.C.A. 1953 § 75-2a-106
  • Death Certificates: Utah 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’s 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.

Updated November 2017

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