Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code - Chapter 5 - Offenses Against the Person - Part 1 - Assault and Related Offenses - Section 102.7 - Assault against health care provider and emergency medical service worker -- Penalty.


Published: 2017-05-09

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Effective 5/9/2017 76-5-102.7 Assault against health care provider and emergency medical service worker -- Penalty. (1) A person who commits an assault or threat of violence against a health care provider or

emergency medical service worker is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if: (a) the person is not a prisoner or a person detained under Section 77-7-15; (b) the person knew that the victim was a health care provider or emergency medical service

worker; and (c) the health care provider or emergency medical service worker was performing emergency or

life saving duties within the scope of his or her authority at the time of the assault. (2) A person who violates Subsection (1) is guilty of a third degree felony if the person:

(a) causes substantial bodily injury, as defined in Section 76-1-601; and (b) acts intentionally or knowingly.

(3) As used in this section: (a) "Assault" means the same as that term is defined in Section 76-5-102. (b) "Emergency medical service worker" means a person licensed under Section 26-8a-302. (c) "Health care provider" means the same as that term is defined in Section 78B-3-403. (d) "Threat of violence" means the same as that term is defined in Section 76-5-107.

Amended by Chapter 123, 2017 General Session Amended by Chapter 326, 2017 General Session