Residential Vocational and Life Skills Programs
The Division regulates Residential Vocational and Life Skills Programs pursuant to Utah Code Ann. §13-53.
A residential vocational and life skills program means a program that:
- is operated by a nonprofit corporation, as defined in Section 16-6a-102,
- does not accept local, state, or federal government funding, government grant money, or any other form of government assistance to operate or provide services or training;
- operates on a mutually voluntary basis with each participant,
- houses at a program facility in this state participants who are unrelated to an owner or a manager of the program facility without charging money for lodging, food, clothing, or training,
- may house transitional graduates for a fee,
- provides vocational training to participants,
- provides life skills training to participants,
- maintains a director or senior staff member at a program facility at all times when the facility is in use,
- does not provide mental health services,
- does not provide substance use disorder treatment,
- does not accept payment from an insurance provider for a participant;
- does not award a degree, diploma, or other educational credential commensurate with a degree or diploma,
- does not hold itself out as a human services program, and
- does not hold itself out as a proprietary school.
If a program does not meet the requirements included in the list, it is not eligible for registration with the Division as a residential vocational and life skills program.