The attention surrounding Utah’s ongoing mental health crisis has been turning heads at the recently formed Office of Professional Licensure Review (OPLR).
Despite having a large medical infrastructure, Utah is struggling to meet the health care needs of its residents. Much of this inability can be attributed to a lack of healthcare workers able to provide patient care within the...
The Beehive State has a longstanding problem with mental health. In 2019, Utah ranked sixth highest in the nation for its age-adjusted suicide rate, and it is currently the leading cause of death for Utah teenagers.
Senate Bill 41, from Senator Luz Escamilla, ensures Utahns retain access to telehealth services for mental health care and passed the Legislature with resounding support. Governor Cox signed the bill into law on March 2nd.
Governor Herbert signed an executive order deregulating telehealth industry in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus.