Utah

- In 2012 became the fourth state to pass DPC laws, which can be found in Utah Code § 31A-4-106.5.  Even with the passage of this law it would be wise to review Utah's Title 31A Insurance Code.

- Utah's "Medical Retainer Agreement" laws are generally helpful to DPC physicians, protecting them from "business of insurance" accusations.  The main concern with this legislation is mirrored in almost every other piece of state legislation as well.  The language failed to distinguish DPC and concierge, instead lumping the groups together in the "retainer" category for the purposes of the bill.  

- In spite of this legislation, at this time I am only aware of one DPC practice within the state of Utah (Personal Family Physicians).  

- Note that Utah is one of the harshest states when it comes to the prohibition of in-office dispensing of medications.  This used to be a total prohibition, but a few oncology drugs appear to be exempted from the regulation (not of much use to most primary care DPC practices).