DHHS News

Child care providers fee increase

Starting July 1, 2024 the following fee changes will apply: As always, thank you for your attention to this message and for all you do for the vulnerable residents of...
Last updated: May 10, 2024

EFFECTIVE June 1, 2024

The Office of Background Processing will no longer accept physical fingerprint hard cards for child care purposes.  Fingerprints must be submitted via Live Scan.  Live Scan locations may be found...
Last updated: May 7, 2024

New for Home-based Providers

If you re a Home-based Provider Designee, the new training is available for you. Click HERE...
Last updated: January 31, 2024

Radon Awareness

Please watch the Radon Awareness Training that happened on 1/24/2024....
Last updated: January 30, 2024

NEW Rules (11/16/2023)

Dear Providers, Exciting News! The long awaited Child Care Licensing Rules were approved and went into effect November 09, 2023. The highlighted changes will be posted on our CCL Website under...
Last updated: November 16, 2023

Immunization Reports

Each year, the Utah Department of Health and Human Services collaborates with the Child Care Licensing Program, as required by Utah Statutory Code 53G-9-305, to collect data on the immunization...
Last updated: October 25, 2023

HANDS-ON CPR REQUIREMENT IS BACK!

Starting July 1st, 2023, all individuals required to have First Aid and CPR certification will need to have the hands-on portion of the CPR training. Providers may wait until current...
Last updated: August 22, 2023

Watch our new video explaining how to navigate your provider portal.

Sometimes the provider portal can be  confusing and difficult to navigate. Click below to watch a quick tutorial to eliminate the challenges. (March 15, 2023)Provider Portal Tour...
Last updated: August 22, 2023

Navigate the Newly Redesigned CCL Website

Although all of the information is the same, there may be some confusion about where to find everything on our newly designed CCL Website. (January, 2023)...
Last updated: August 25, 2023

Assessing Compliance

As the result of a federal audit and to ensure the consistency of inspections, licensors are assessing compliance with all rules and requirements at all inspections. When providers and directors...
Last updated: August 22, 2023

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Spanish news releases and media statements

We strive to provide all news releases and media statements in Spanish. Our language access team can provide translation services by contacting them at languageaccess.utah.gov.  

Our graphic and writing standards

Our agency name is the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. Use DHHS if an acronym is needed. 

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Media guides and safe messaging

How we talk about suicide, mental health, and traumatic events matters. When we follow safe messaging guidelines, we contribute to a hopeful narrative about triumph over adversity. We communicate that support is available. Safe messaging promotes resiliency, encourages help-seeking, publicizes prevention successes, and encourages actions to help prevent suicide. 

When writing about suicide, mental health, or traumatic events follow safe messaging guidelines. Here are some of our favorite resources.