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Supplemental Rule 3-300A: Tobacco at University of Utah Health Care Facilities


  1. Purpose and Scope

    This supplemental rule creates a limited exception to University Rule 3-300A and is necessitated by the unusual circumstances of the patient care environment.

    University Rule 3-300A otherwise applies in full to all University of Utah Health Care facilities.

  2. Definitions

    1. “Tobacco products” shall have the same meaning as set forth in University Rule 3-300A

    2. “University of Utah Health Care facilities,” “UUHC facilities,” or “UUHC facility” means a facility or facilities in the University of Utah Health Care system, including, but not limited to, University Hospital Huntsman Cancer Hospital, university Orthopaedic Hospital. University of Utah Health Plans, Business Services Building, South Jordan Health Center, Madsen Health Center, Midvalley Health Center, Farmington Health Center, UNI, Moran Eye Center, Clinical Neurosciences Center, Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine, Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, Utah Sleep Wake Center, Utah Pain Management Center, and all University of Utah Community Clinics.

    3. “Designated Area” means an Outdoor area equipped with signs indicating that tobacco use is permitted.

    4. “outdoor Area” means the outdoor area of a UUHC facility, including parking garages, covered and uncovered parking lots, sidewalks, patios, courtyards, landscaping areas, and roadways of that UUHC facility.

  3. Description

    1. Except as specifically provided below the use of Tobacco Products is prohibited in and around all UUHC facilities in accordance with the University Rule 3-300A

    2. Tobacco Projects are allowed at University Hospital in the Designated Area located on Level 1 of the North Parking Terrace.

    3. Patients determined to be psychologically impaired and Tobacco Projects dependent may be escorted by UUHC staff to an appropriate Outdoor Area to consume Tobacco Products. The Patient will be observed by the staff member from a safe and appropriate distance while the patient uses the Tobacco Products. In this instance, an “appropriate Outdoor Area” should be a location where others are less likely to be impacted by second hand effects of Tobacco Products but may not necessarily mean a “Designated Area”.

  4. Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms and other Related Resources

    1. Policies

    2. Rules

    3. Procedures

    4. Guidelines

    5. Forms and Other Related Sources

      Memo from Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

  5. References

    Rule 3-300A – University of Utah Tobacco Free Campus

    Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (Title 26, Chapter 38, R392-510) (Effective, January 1, 1995)

    University of Utah Health Care Mission, Vision, and Values

    Utah State Division of Administrative Rule #R805-5

  6. Contacts

    The designated contact officials for this Policy are

    1. Policy Owner (primary contact person for questions and advice): Managing Director for Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety.

    2. Policy Officers: Chief Administrative Officer and CFO.

  7. History

Current Version – This Supplemental Rule was approved and implemented by the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences on May 16, 2018.


Revision 0. Effective Date 05/16/18

Rule: SR3-300A
Date: May 16, 2018
Last Updated: 8/4/21