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DOH issues request for proposal to provide additional nursing facility capacity

DOH posted a 2017 Request for Proposals to provide additional nursing facility capacity in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and other communities in South Dakota. Proposals...
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South Dakota ends FY2017 with an $8M surplus

South Dakota state government closed the 2017 budget year on June 30 marking the sixth consecutive year with a surplus. Despite lower revenue, the...
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Public hearing scheduled for new community living home regulations

The Department of Health (DOH) issued formal notice of a public hearing to give the agency authority to license and regulate community living homes...

Survey to study technology use for delivery of public health messaging

The South Dakota Department of Health Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in collaboration with chronic disease partners and stakeholders, is conducting an environmental scan guided by the South Dakota Chronic Disease State Plan.
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South Dakota Medicaid hosting webinar for nursing homes, hospice, assisted living facilities

South Dakota Medicaid is hosting a Monday, July 17 webinar to answer questions from nursing homes, hospice care, and assisted living facilities. The webinar begins at 10 a.m. CDT/8 a.m. MDT. If there are other specific questions you would like addresses, please forward those to Lori Lawson at any time.
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SB147 stakeholders meet with state agencies

Community Support Providers (CSP) met with state agency officials last week to discuss the implementation of SB 147 – the act to establish a...
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South Dakota receives initial approval for its HCBS state transition plan

On June 2, 2017, CMS granted South Dakota initial approval of its Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to bring settings into compliance with the federal...
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Officials concerned about dangers of fentanyl-laced heroin

South Dakota drug enforcement officials are concerned about the influx of a dangerous painkiller that is now being cut into heroin. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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South Dakota’s first West Nile case of 2017 reported

South Dakota's first human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the year has been detected in Davison County in a person between the ages...
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SD continuing to process revalidation submissions requested of all Medicaid providers

South Dakota is continuing to process the revalidation submissions requested of all Medicaid providers in the summer of 2016 in order to meet federal requirements. Given the large volume of applications to review and process, the revalidation process can take months to complete and approve.