Human Services License Types
Utah Code 62A-2-101(1): “Adult day care” means nonresidential care and supervision:
(a) for three or more adults for at least four but less than 24 hours a day; and
(b) that meets the needs of functionally impaired adults through a comprehensive program that provides a variety of health, social, recreational, and related support services in a protective setting.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(9): “Day treatment” means specialized treatment that is provided to:
(a) a client less than 24 hours a day; and
(b) four or more persons who:
(i) are unrelated to the owner or provider; and
(ii) have emotional, psychological, developmental, physical, or behavioral dysfunctions, impairments, or chemical dependencies.
Per Utah Administrative Code R501-21-4-(3), programs offering not more than 19 hours of treatment services per client per week are governed by an Outpatient Treatment license.
Utah Administrative Code R501-8-3: “Outdoor Youth Program” means a 24-hour intermediate outdoor group living environment with regular formal therapy including group, individual, and the inclusion of supportive family therapy.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(33): “Outdoor youth program” means a program that provides: (a) services to a child that has: (i) a chemical dependency; or (ii) a dysfunction or impairment that is emotional, psychological, developmental, or behavioral; (b) a 24-hour outdoor group living environment; and (c) (i) regular therapy, including group, individual, or supportive family therapy; or (ii) informal therapy or similar services, including wilderness therapy, adventure therapy, or outdoor behavioral healthcare.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(34): “Outpatient treatment” means individual, family, or group therapy or counseling designed to improve and enhance social or psychological functioning for those whose physical and emotional status allows them to continue functioning in their usual living environment.
Utah Administrative Code R501-21-3: “Outpatient Treatment Program” means two or more individuals, at least one of whom provides outpatient treatment, and also meets one or more of the following criteria:
(a) allows agents, contractors, persons with a financial interest, staff, volunteers, or individuals who are not excluded under R501-21-3-2 to either:
(i) provide direct client services, including case management, transportation, assessment, screening, education, or peer support services. Direct client services do not include office tasks unrelated to client treatment, such as: billing, scheduling, standard correspondence and payroll; or
(ii) manage or direct program operations, including intake, admissions or discharge, setting of fees, or hiring of staff.
(b) offers outpatient treatment services to satisfy criminal court requirements.
(c) is required by DHS contract to be licensed for outpatient treatment.
(d) provides services requiring DUI Education Certification, or Justice Certification by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health as authorized in 62A-15-103 and described in R523-4 and R523-11.
(e) refers clients to services that present a conflict of interest or otherwise provide an opportunity for exploitation or fraud by the referring provider. Services may include: laboratory services, private probation, housing, employment, transportation or travel.
Utah Administrative Code R501-21-4-(3) states that Outpatient Treatment programs “shall not exceed 19 hours per week” of treatment services per client.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(36): “Recovery residence” means a home, residence, or facility that meets at least two of the following requirements:
(i) provides a supervised living environment for individuals recovering from a substance use disorder;
(ii) provides a living environment in which more than half of the individuals in the residence are recovering from a substance use disorder;
(iii) provides or arranges for residents to receive services related to their recovery from a substance use disorder, either on or off site;
(iv) is held out as a living environment in which individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders live together to encourage continued sobriety; or
(v) (A) receives public funding; or (B) is run as a business venture, either for-profit or not-for-profit.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(38): “Residential support program” (a) means a program that arranges for or provides the necessities of life as a protective service to individuals or families who have a disability or who are experiencing a dislocation or emergency that prevents them from providing these services for themselves or their families.
(b) “Residential support program” includes a program that provides a supervised living environment for individuals with dysfunctions or impairments that are: (i) emotional; (ii) psychological; (iii) developmental; or (iv) behavioral.
(c) Treatment is not a necessary component of a residential support program.
(d) “Residential support program” does not include: (i) a recovery residence; or (ii) a program that provides residential services that are performed: (A) exclusively under contract with the department and provided to individuals through the Division of Services for People with Disabilities; or (B) in a facility that serves fewer than four individuals.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(39): “Residential treatment” means a 24-hour group living environment for four or more individuals unrelated to the owner or provider that offers room or board and specialized treatment, behavior modification, rehabilitation, discipline, emotional growth, or habilitation services for persons with emotional, psychological, developmental, or behavioral dysfunctions, impairments, or chemical dependencies. “Residential treatment” does not include a: (i) boarding school; (ii) foster home; or (iii) recovery residence.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(28): “Intermediate Secure treatment” means 24-hour specialized residential treatment or care for an individual who (a) cannot live independently or in a less restrictive environment; and (b) requires, without the individual’s consent or control, the use of locked doors to care for the individual.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(42): “Social detoxification” means short-term residential services for persons who are experiencing or have recently experienced drug or alcohol intoxication, that are provided outside of a health care facility licensed under Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act, and that include: (a) room and board for persons who are unrelated to the owner or manager of the facility; (b) specialized rehabilitation to acquire sobriety; and (c) aftercare services.
Utah Administrative Code R501-11-2: A social detoxification program offers room, board and specialized rehabilitation services to persons who are in an intoxicated state, or withdrawing from alcohol or drugs. In social detoxification, individuals are assisted in acquiring the sobriety and a drug free condition necessary for living in the community and the program places an emphasis on helping the individual obtain further care after detoxification. Social detoxification Program means a short-term non-medical treatment service for individuals unrelated to the owner or provider.
Utah Code 62A-2-101(45): “Therapeutic school” means a residential group living facility: (a) for four or more individuals that are not related to: (i) the owner of the facility; or (ii) the primary service provider of the facility; (b) that serves students who have a history of failing to function: (i) at home; (ii) in a public school; or (iii) in a nonresidential private school; and (c) that offers: (i) room and board; and (ii) an academic education integrated with: (A) specialized structure and supervision; or (B) services or treatment related to: (I) a disability; (II) emotional development; (III) behavioral development; (IV) familial development; or (V) social development.