Under Utah administrative rules regulating abortion clinics, a licensed abortion clinic must maintain either admitting privileges for the medical director or a written transfer agreement with one or more full-service JCAHO-accredited hospitals located within an overall travel time of 15 minutes or less from the clinic.
The transfer agreement shall include provisions for: (a) hospital admitting privileges for the clinic medical director or the attending physician; (b) transfer of information needed for proper care and treatment of individual transferred; (c) security and accountability of the personal effects of the individual transferred.
This law was passed in 1998.
The rules were amended in 2017, removing the admitting privileges and written transfer agreement requirements.
New code as of October 1, 2017, can be found here.