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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Utah
  • Organisation
    Utah State Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    Heber M Wells Building, 4th Floor
    160 East 300 South
    Salt Lake City
    UTAH 84111

    Location Address
    Heber M Wells Building, 4th Floor
    160 East 300 South
    Salt Lake City
    UTAH 84111

  • Phone
    +801 530 6628
  • Fax
    +801 530 6511
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Laura Poe MS,RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    The Utah State Board of Nursing is part of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). The mission of DOPL is to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare and to enhance commerce through licensing and regulation. Currently, DOPL issues licenses in approximately 60 categories of licensure. Additionally, the majority of these license categories include several individual license classifications. For example, within the nursing profession, licenses can be obtained for an LPN, RN, CRNA, APRN, or CNM.

    http://www.dopl.utah.gov/info.html (accessed 22.04.2009).

    The Utah State Board of Nursing is established and empowered by Statutes and Rules, including the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Act 58-1, and the Nurse practice Act Title 58-Chapter 31B. http://www.dopl.utah.gov/laws/58-31b.pdf (accessed 22.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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