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Training event for potential walk audit grantees

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is hosting a training event November 1 in Pierre for communities who may be interested in applying...

Opioid abuse advisory committee update

The fifth meeting of the Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee was held on September 13. The committee was developed to coordinate activities of a CDC...

DOH to amend rules to revise ambulance standards

The Department of Health (DOH) intends to amend rules to revise ambulance equipment standards and air ambulance operations. A public hearing will be held...

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.