AHA Annual Survey underway

The online 2016 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey is now open for data submission. Packets (see letter) were mailed to hospital administrators in...
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House passes certified professional midwives bill

The South Dakota House on Wednesday passed a bill to permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. Senate Bill 136 passed on a 52-16 vote. A two-thirds margin was required because the bill contained an appropriation.
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House committee advances certified professional midwives bill

The House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill to permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. Senate Bill 136, which previously passed the Senate, was approved on a 9-3 vote and now heads to the House floor.
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Bill establishing state certification for EMRs signed by governor

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill creating a state certification for emergency medical responders (EMRs). Senate Bill 48 adds another rung to the emergency...
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Gov. Daugaard signs physical therapy bill

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that revises certain provisions regarding the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. House Bill 1070 removes...
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Governor signs APRN bill

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that removes the requirement that certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives hold collaborative agreements with a...
SDAHO Board Chair Curt Hohman congratulates Paul Hanson, executive vice president of Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, on receiving an AHA PAC MVPP award.

AHA PAC honors three SDAHO members

Three SDAHO members have been honored by the American Hospital Association PAC (AHA PAC) for their contributions and advocacy efforts. Tom Clark, of Avera Queen...
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Governor addresses SDAHO membership at All-District Meeting

More than three dozen hospital and post-acute administrators met in Pierre Tuesday for a SDAHO All-District Meeting that featured a budget update from Gov....
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DSS ASA Care Plans and Modifications

Recording of the February 15th meeting.
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Committee tables state radio system upgrade bill

The Joint Appropriations Committee on Tuesday tabled a Senate bill that would have set aside $3.09 million to begin an upgrade of the South...