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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...

Committee advances bill to strengthen PDMP

The House Health and Human Services Committee has advanced a bill to strengthen the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), which was created in...

House committee advances nursing bed sale/transfer bill

A bill that would allow nursing facilities to transfer or sell nursing bed capacity was advanced by the House Health and Human Services Committee...

Medicaid expansion pivots to Medicaid reform

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Tuesday that he will not ask the South Dakota Legislature to consider his plan to expand Medicaid during the upcoming...