Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, passed during the 2019 Legislation Session, included task forces to examine:
Reduce the Overall Use of Acute Mental Health Hospitalizations
Reduce the overall use of acute mental health hospitalizations by developing and supporting existing alternatives where appropriate, create community-based short-stay alternatives, and develop day treatment options.
This task force will meet on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 362 of the State Capitol in Pierre, South Dakota. For information on the meeting, click here.
The Task Force members are Senator Alan Solano, Chair; Reprsenative Erin Healy, Vice Chair; Representative Steven Haugaard, Senator Margret Sutton, Teri Corrigan, Jull Franken, Amy Iversen-Pollreisz, Jim Kinyon, Steve Lindquist, Dianna Marshall, Tom Stanage, Barry Tice
Leverage Telehealth and Telemedicine Interim Legislative Committee
How to best leverage telehealth and telemedicine to the full appropriate extent, with focus on the areas of acute assessment and crisis supports, along with mental health assessments and counseling.
This task force will meet on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 413 of the State Capitol in Pierre, South Dakota. For more information on the meeting, click here.
The Task Force members are Senator Deb Soholt, Chair; Representative Herman Otten, Vice Chair; Senator Jim Stalzer, Representative Linda Duba, Representative Tamara St. John, Brian Erickson, Amy Hartman, Amy Iversen-Pollreisz, Rebecca Kiesow-Knudsen, Susan Kornde, Dr. Melita Rank, and Kelly Serr.
Increase Community Services and Caregiver Supports
How to increase the capacity for transitional housing and residential services in communities to keep individuals closer to home, and develop caregiver supports.
This task force will meet on Thursday August 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 413 of the State Capitol in Pierre, South Dakota. For information on this meeting, click here.
The Task Force members are Representative Tim Reed (Chair), Senator Wayne Steinhauer (Vice Chair), Representative Tina Mulally, Representative Carl Perry, Senator Red Dawn Foster, Jesse Bailey, Colleen Casavan, Wendy Giebink, Amy Iversen-Pollreisz, Anne Kelly, Brandy Rhead, and Pam Van Meeteren.