Utah Medical Candor Act Resources

Utah Medical Candor Act Resources

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The Utah Medical Candor Act, which was enacted in May 2022, establishes a voluntary framework for health care providers, which includes health care facilities, to offer compassionate and timely responses to patients who experience an adverse event.

The Utah Medical Candor Act was the result of an initiative undertaken by the Utah Medical Association (UMA). COPIC recognizes all of the efforts from UMA to gain support in getting the legislation passed and its work with other partners across Utah's health care community. 

Below are several resources that provide details about the Utah Medical Candor Act, the Candor process, as well as sample templates of required forms. 

FOR THOSE INSURED BY COPIC: We will walk you through the Candor process and answer any questions you may have. As with all incidents, COPIC insureds should call a COPIC occurrence specialist nurse during business hours, 8am–5pm (Mountain time), Monday through Friday, by calling (720) 858-6395. The occurrence specialist nurse will evaluate the incident with our internal team to determine if it is appropriate to utilize the Utah Medical Candor Act.

Utah Medical Candor Act—General Resources

  • H.B. 344
    State legislation enacting the Utah Medical Candor Act and its requirements.
    COPIC Guide for the Utah Medical Candor Act
    COPIC's comprehensive guide to the Utah Medical Candor Act that includes FAQs, an overview of the medical candor process, and considerations for health care facilities/hospitals. 

Utah Medical Candor Act—Consent and Other Forms

General templates of forms used during the Candor process for the health care community to download and use. PLEASE NOTE: All forms use the language required under the Utah Medical Candor Act and any edits should be made and/or reviewed by the proper legal counsel.

Utah Medical Candor Act—Resource Toolkit

Templates of suggested language to use for Candor-related communications. These are provided by COPIC to members of the health care community to download and use.

Utah Medical Candor Act en Español (Spanish versions)