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Public hearing date changed for new community living home regulations

The Department of Health (DOH) issued formal notice of a change in the public hearing date to give the agency authority to license and...

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...

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...

DOH licensing season in progress

The South Dakota Department of Health says the 2017-2018 licensing season is in progress. The department sent emails to all licensed providers during the first week of May.

DOH schedules hearing on rules for EMRs

The South Dakota Department of Health has scheduled a June 6 hearing on the regulation of emergency medical responders (EMRs) and revised rules for emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CDT at the Hayes Building, 600 E. Capitol Ave., Room 107.

DOH seeks public input on Maternal and Child Health Block Grant...

The South Dakota Department of Health is seeking public input as it prepares its FY 2018 Maternal and Child Health Block Grant submission to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

DOH: South Dakota reports lowest ever rate of infant deaths in...

South Dakota reported its lowest ever rate of infant deaths in 2016. The state Department of Health says new data shows 12,270 births and 59 infant deaths in 2016 for a rate of 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. That’s a drop from 7.3 in 2015 and below the previous low of 5.5 in 2000.

Senate committee defeats bill to redistribute unused nursing facility beds

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Friday defeated a bill that would have allowed for the redistribution of unused nursing facility bed...

House defeats nursing home bed sale/transfer bill

The South Dakota House of Representatives on Wednesday defeated a bill that would have allowed nursing facilities to transfer or sell nursing bed capacity. SDAHO...

House advances bill funding recruitment assistance programs

The South Dakota House of Representatives has passed a bill approving more than $800,000 for the state Department of Health to reimburse certain health...