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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.

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.

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...

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...

2017 Cracker Barrels / Legislative Coffees

SDAHO members are encouraged to meet up with their state legislators at any of these remaining Legislative Coffees/Cracker Barrels. If you hear of others,...

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....

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...

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...

Committee kills bill that would have forced provider-owned health plans to...

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...

Bill requiring Board of Pharmacy to report on opioids heads to...

A bill requiring the Board of Pharmacy to report to the Legislature regarding monitoring and use of opioids has passed both chambers of the...