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After tweaks, adoption fraud bill passes committee
First Published Feb 27 2013 06:28 pm • Last Updated Feb 27 2013 06:49 pm

A bill that gives the Utah Office of Licensing authority to implement ethical rules prohibiting an adoption agency from misrepresenting facts or information passed the Senate Judiciary committee Wednesday. The substitute version of SB183 approved Wednesday no longer defines what constitutes fraud or allows aggrieved parties to seek attorneys fees after some adoption advocates and lawmakers objected to those provisions. The Utah Office of Licensing does not officially track complaints, but director Ken Stettler said previously that one-quarter of the 36 adoption agencies in Utah have been the subject of actionable complaints that led to corrective action plans.

— Brooke Adams

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