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South Dakota


South Dakota Department of Health Services:

List of South Dakota Hospitals:


How many hospitals are there in South Dakota? 

There are 77 hospitals in South Dakota. This includes 14 government hospitals and 10 private hospitals, with over 3,000 beds. 


Who regulates hospitals in South Dakota?

The South Dakota Department of Health Facilities Licensure regulates health facilities in South Dakota. The office assess and recommends federal certification for health care in South Dakota. 


How Many Nursing Homes are there in South Dakota? 

There are over 130 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in South Dakota for the 16 percent of the population over 65 years old.


Who regulates Long-term Care (Nursing Homes) in South Dakota?

The South Dakota Long Term Care Ombudsman Program regulates nursing homes in South Dakota. It is maintained by the US administration on aging to protect the rights of nursing home residents. 


What is the South Dakota Department of Health Responsible for?

The South Dakota Department of Health works to protect the health and well-being of its citizens. Programs include: developmental disabilities services, rehab services, and services to the blind.


What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in South Dakota? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and South Dakota law give rights to one’s medical record. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards applying to health care providers across the US. Individuals  have the rights to see and get a copy of their medical records and have information added to their medical records to make it more accurate. They also have the rights to file a complaint with the state agency for any violations of the law. 


HealthCare Compliance Issues in South Dakota

Healthcare compliance issues in South Dakota include: Mandatory Reporting, Healthcare Liens, Out-of-Network Billing Laws, and Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Preventions.

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