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Legislative forums shift format in light of IM 22

On Nov. 8, South Dakotans approved Initiated Measure 22 (IM-22) by a narrow margin (51.62 percent-48.38 percent). The impacts and implications of the new...
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SD Diabetes Coalition introduces improved website

The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition has introduced an improved website. The coalition aims to collaboratively improve the quality of life for all South Dakotans at risk for, or affected by, diabetes. Visitors are encouraged to share the website with colleagues, patients, friends and family.
U.S. Capitol

What’s next after failed attempt to repeal and replace the ACA?

After seven years (and 50 votes) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), House Republican leaders and President Trump last Friday decided to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill when efforts to garner the necessary 216 votes for passage could not be achieved. House caucus groups met Tuesday morning to regroup, reflect and prioritize their next steps related to the health care agenda.
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Breaking: Judge issues preliminary injunction to block IM 22

Circuit Judge Mark Barnett on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction to block IM 22 from taking effect. Read the AP's story here.

Officials encourage practitioner participation in drug monitoring program

The director of the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is encouraging practitioners to sign up for an account in PMP...
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Committee kills bill that would have forced provider-owned health plans to accept others’ in-network...

The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday unanimously defeated a bill that would have forced provider-owned health plans to accept other plans’ in-network payments or...
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House committee advances free-standing emergency medical care licensure bill

The House Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday advanced a bill establishing licensure of free-standing emergency medical care facilities. Senate Bill 49 would set...

DOH launches site with community living home draft rules

The South Dakota Department of Health has developed a website to allow access to the draft administrative rules regulating community living homes prior to the initiation of the formal rules promulgation process, which is planned for the summer of 2017.
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Appropriations committee kills nursing/assisted living facility recruitment bill

The House Appropriations Committee has killed a bill establishing a program to assist nursing and assisted living facilities in recruiting certain health care personnel. Committee...
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Meeting with DOH promotes ongoing dialogue

We are privileged in South Dakota to have a strong working relationships with our state agency partners. Our leadership team recently met with Chris...