Legislative Accomplishments

AWARDS AND HONORS

2014 WEBER COUNTY DOCTOR OF THE YEAR (Weber County Medical Society)

2012 and 2013 BUSINESS CHAMPION (Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce)

100% CONSERVATIVE VOTING RECORD 2012 SESSION (Sutherland Institute)

2012 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD (Utah Medical Association)

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

2012-2014 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

2011-2014 REVENUE & TAXATION STANDING COMMITTEE

2011-2014 BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & LABOR APPROPRIATIONS COMMITEE

2011-2014 TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE

I stand for STRONG STATES RIGHTS, SMALL GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT RESPONSIVE TO CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES NEEDS and KEEPING GOVERNMENT COSTS DOWN.

LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

HB 25 PATIENT IDENTITY VALIDATION Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

Authorizes the formation of a non-profit, private organization to coordinate patient identity validation between different healthcare insurers, entities and care providers through electronic medical records/Internet. Presently this exchange of information is expensive and ineffective. This allow coordinated cooperation which will save $1.5 million per year with the first year and as others join in around $4-5 million per year. We will have faster (real time), safer and more reliable patient information. This will also help to fight Medicaid fraud. COST TO STATE-- $O dollars. SAVINGS TO HEALTHCARE—as much as $4-5 million per year. SAVINGS TO STATE--???millions per year.

HB 16 DRIVER LICENSE REVISIONS Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

Provides a temporary driver license certificate upon passing written and driving test by the Driver License Division on the same day that can be use as a official state identity certificate. This was a problem with one of our constituent who needed I.D. to travel. Before this you could drive with the receipt but had wait 4-6 weeks to receive your license to use as I.D. COST TO STATE-- $0 dollars.

HB 73 PRENEED FUNERAL INSURANCE FILLINGS Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

Repealed restrictions and regulations on the funeral industry that simplified preneed funeral arrangements and will save costs due to over-regulation. This was an issue with one of our constituent. COST TO STATE-- $0 dollars.

HB 126 PHYSICIAN AND OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AMENDMENTS Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

Provides transparency and truth in advertizing concerning medical specialization representation. This also repealed a loophole where Locum Tenens (temporary doctors hired short term from out of state without a Utah license) would use a provision provided for doctors who had just finished residency training. This would allow new residency trained doctors to practice while they awaited their boards. The Locum Tenens however never intended to get a Utah license and would use this loophole to come in and out of Utah without a license, often practicing medicine they were not train to do. COST TO STATE-- $0 dollars.

HB 494 CAMPAIGN FINANCE AMENDMENTS Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

Requires a Political Action Committee or Political Issues Committee to file a report before the municipal general election and establishes criminal penalties for failure. COST TO STATE--$0 dollars.

SB 40 MEDICAL AND OSTEOPATHIC PRACTIVE ACT Chief Sponsor: Peter Knudson House Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

Provides improved safety, transparency and truth in advertizing in the use and supervision of cosmetic medical laser procedures. COST TO STATE--$0 dollars.

HCR 2 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REDUCE OBESITY IN UTAH Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

Recognizes obesity as a serious public health and economic issue impacting Utah. Obesity is the second leading preventable cause of disease and premature death, second only to tobacco use. Resolves that Utah government support initiatives that educate Utahans about solutions to Utah’s obesity epidemic. +

HB 140 CONSUMER-FOCUSED HEALTH DELIVERY AND PAYMENT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

This sets ups a free market medical system for cash paying services. This includes high deductible plan where the initial costs are payed by the insured and allows credit towards their deductible.

HCR 8 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON PARKINSON'S DISEASE Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

This created a Parkinson's Disease Registry paid for entirely by private funds ($150,000.00). Utah has the highest rate of Parkinson's disease in the U.S.A. and this will be the first registry.

SB 16 DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS PROPERTY Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

This creates a system of bidding out to private companies the selling of foreclosed properties salvaged when the state acquires real property. The profits are shared with the state. The state is unable to list, store and sell these properties and now can benefit financally.

HB 100 INTERNET PRIVACY AMENDMENTS Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

This law prevents a prospective employor from requiring a job candidate to provide access to their private social internet networks. This Bill received national coverage for it's 4th Amendment protections.

HB 106/SB 55 EMPLOYER SPONSORED CLINIC- PRESCRIPTION DRUG AMENDMENTS/ PHARMACEUTICAL DISPENSING AMENDMENTS

This sets up a new best-practice healthcare model facilitating formation of clinic within companies. Clinics benefit from pre-packing medications saving ~ 40% of pharmaceutical costs. Orbits in Davis Co. is starting this model and anticipates over $100,000.00 saving from their bottom line. HB 106 was joined with SB 55.

HB 114 MAIL-ORDER WHOLESALE DRUG AMENDMENTS Chief Sponsor: Stewart Barlow

This law closes a loop-hole where narcotics and controlled substances were being sold in Utah by non-state licensed repacking companies.