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SDAHO Takes Active Role in the LTC Legislative Summer Study

The legislative study committee on sustainable models for long term care in South Dakota kicked off on May 23rd.  SDAHO’s leadership that included, Tim Rave, Jacob Parson and Michele Snyders along with association members provided an overview of the industry and feedback to members on the committee.  The second meeting was held on Monday, June 12th, dividing up into five workgroups, focusing on key drivers of the industry. 
  • Workforce
  • Infrastructure
  • Regulatory
  • Home and community-based services
  • Innovation.

SDAHO had four staff members in attendance at the June 12th meeting, each with an active role in bringing education to the workgroups and sharing innovation ideas on how we can maintain a sense of community, support the workforce and improve long term care services in South Dakota.

Tammy Hatting, SDAHO’s COO and state executive for LeadingAge is a member of the innovation workgroup, led by Senator Sydney Davis (R) of Vermillion.  Hatting complimented the legislature for approving this summer study also sharing with committee members, that after 3 years of going through the pandemic and trying to keep their head above water, our long-term care administrators and home health/hospice providers have weathered the storm and help is on the way.  “I want our post-acute care members to know that while we appreciate the increase in funding over the last 4 years, SDAHO will not stop advocating for innovative approaches and solutions to help providers with sustainability of their services and it is exciting to see members of our legislature share that same interest.”

The Interim Study Committee on Sustainable Models for Long Term Care meeting’s audio is made available to the public, through sd.net. To listen to the June 12th audio, visit:

The committee is scheduled to meet again in Pierre, July 27, 2023 2023 Study Committee on Sustainable Models for Long Term Care | South Dakota Legislature (sdlegislature.gov)

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