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Rural Health Leaders In-Person – Register Today!

SDAHO is excited to announce the Rural Health Leaders Conference will be live and in-person June 9 & 10 in Pierre, SD at Drifter’s Resort. This event will host rural health leaders from across the state to network and discuss South Dakota health care priorities, such as behavioral health, workforce, regulations, gaps in care and the future of healthcare infrastructure.

This conference is geared towards health leaders interested in improving rural health care.  Continuing education contact hours will be provided to nursing home administrators.


Wednesday, June 9

  • 12pm, Registration
  • 1-2pm, American Hospital Association Federal Update
  • 2:15-3:15pm, H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program
  • 3:30-4:30pm, Sequential Intercept Model & Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • 5pm – Social

Thursday, June 10

  • 8:30am, Models of Behavioral Health Care for Rural Communities
  • 9:40am, Preparing Healthcare Facilities – Now and Into the Future
  • 10:50am, Innovative Solutions Funded within Rural Communities
  • 11:50am, Lunch
  • 12:30pm, Office of Rural Health update
  • 1:40pm, Life is a Marathon, So Double Tie Your Shoes, Elaine Doll Dunn
  • Adjourn around 2:40pm

As we plan for this event, we are making the health and safety of our guests top priority.  Seating will be social distanced and masks and sanitizer will be available for guests.

To learn more and register, click here.

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June 15 at Noon - 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 1 of 2):

  • OIG changes that every hospital should be aware of
  • Two-day visit with immediate jeopardy
  • Common deficiency report by CMS
  • Basic concept of EMTALA
  • Revised manual
  • New survey memos
  • How to locate copy of the EMTALA regulations
  • OCR memo and EMTALA investigations
  • OIG advisory opinions on EMTALA
  • Compliance program
  • CMS Survey memos regarding EMTALA
  • Impact of COVID-19 on EMTALA
  • EMTALA definitions and requirements
  • The Joint Commission standards
  • EMTALA sign requirements
  • To whom EMTALA applies
  • Reasonable registration process
  • Financial questions from patients
  • Patients who sign out AMA
  • Specialized capability
  • Policies and procedures required
  • Hospital recommendations


July 20 at Noon to 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 2 of 2):

  • On-call physician issues
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Central log
  • Special responsibilities
  • Meaning of “comes to the ED”
  • Definition of hospital property
  • EMTALA and outpatients
  • Capacity
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Inpatients and observation patients
  • Medical screening exam
  • Certification of false labor
  • Born alive law and EMTALA
  • Minor child request for treatment
  • Telemetry
  • When diversion is allowed
  • Parking of patients
  • Helipad
  • State plans and EMTALA
  • Who can be a QMP
  • Waiver of sanctions
  • Requests for medications
  • Blood alcohol tests
  • Emergency medical condition
  • Stabilization
  • OB patients
  • Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and MLN clarification
  • Transfer and transfer forms
  • Behavioral health patients
  • QIO role with EMTALA