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House committee advances bill revising autism treatment coverage

The House Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis...

Join us Tuesday in Pierre for All-District Meeting

Join the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations in Pierre Tuesday (Feb. 21) for the annual All-District Meeting and Social. The meeting is planned for...
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House committee defeats nursing home rate equalization bill

The House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday defeated a bill that would have brought nursing home rate equalization to South Dakota. Rep. Susan...
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House passes APRN bill, legislation will head to governor

The House on Monday passed a bill that would remove the requirement that certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives hold collaborative agreements with...
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House committee kills medical debt interest bill

The House Commerce and Energy Committee has killed a bill that would have established a maximum rate of interest on debt arising out of...
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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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Senate passes certified professional midwives bill, moves to House

The Senate has passed a bill to permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. SB 136 advanced out of the Senate Health...
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SD DOH: 176 new flu cases last week

The South Dakota Department of Health says influenza activity was "widespread" during the past week, with 176 new cases confirmed. The new report brings the...
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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 APRN bill

The House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would remove the requirement that certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse...