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Education for the Week of May 17

​​​Register today for the upcoming education during the week of May 17. Check out our event calendar for other upcoming educational opportunities from SDAHO and other organizations. If you have any questions on SDAHO education, please contact Michella Sybesma. Click on the session title for more information and to register for the session.

May 19, 11am CST | Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in MN & ND, Presenters:  Dr. Steven Meister, Dr. Douglas Griffin, and Jason Wahl

Join SDAHO as we hear first-hand from North Dakota’s Department of Health, along with physicians from Minnesota and North Dakota on the clinical and operational aspect and implementation of medical marijuana.  Medical marijuana was legalized in Minnesota in 2015 and North Dakota in 2016. Presenters will inform participants on their experiences, challenges, and areas to consider as South Dakota healthcare facilities plan for the legalization of marijuana on July 1, 2021.  This session will include time for frequently asked questions, where presenters will share their perspective on what they’ve experienced within their state and practice.  In addition, participants are encouraged to submit questions when completing the registration process or during the presentation.

May 20, 11am CST | Renewed Emphasis on Restorative Nursing in Today’s SNF World, Presenter:  Kim Stenzel, Pathway Health

Restorative Nursing is more important than ever for quality, compliance and how the program will be instrumental with PDPM. Join us for this fast-paced, informational session that will highlight the key foundational requirements of Restorative Nursing Programs, vital documentation essentials, important reminders for compliance and implementation strategies for success!

Other educational opportunities happening this week include:

  • May 17, Primary Care Management of Addiction:  Getting Your Clinic Off the Ground
  • May 17, The Interdisciplinary Team: Key Skills for Hospice Managers
  • May 18, Person Centered Goal Discovery for People Living with Dementia
  • May 18, Key Considerations for Expanding Telehealth and RPM
  • May 18, BCBH – Cancer Live!  Workshops
  • May 19, BCBH – Pain Live! Workshops
For more information on these and other opportunities click here.

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Events This Month


15jun12:00 pm2:00 pmEMTALA 2 Part Series2-Part Series12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

15jun3:00 pm4:00 pmCovid's Impact on Trust in Health CareWebinar3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event Type :Webinar

16jun10:00 am12:00 pmSDAHO District II Summer MeetingWebster, SD10:00 am - 12:00 pm Event Type :District Meeting

16jun1:00 pm2:00 pmMedical Marijuana and SD Department of HealthWebinar1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

17jun12:30 pm1:30 pmEmbracing High Reliability to Build Our New NormalWebinar Series12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar


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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