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Economic Assistance The effect of the rule change will be to update certain rules to reflect annual changes and update several citations. 07/23/2020 08/18/2020 08/03/2020
Child Protection Services The effect of the rule change will be to update several rules to align with federal subsidy language and federal requirements stemming from the Model Licensing Standards for Foster Care, clean up additional out dated or incorrect language throughout, and add a new rule that details the grievance procedures for group care facilities. 07/27/2020 08/18/2020 08/06/2020
Board of Examiners of Psychologists The effect of the rules will be to update the code of ethics to the most recent version and add a new chapter that sets a minimum continuing education requirement, defines a continuing education unit, provide guidance on courses eligible for continuing education credit, provides guidance on documentation needed for continuing education, and provides for an exception to the requirements where applicable. The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to update to the most recent version of the code of ethics and set minimum continuing education requirements pursuant to SDCL 36-27A-26. 08/21/2020 09/15/2020 08/17/2020
South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists The effect of the rules is to implement Senate Bill 18 and Senate Bill 19. Specifically, the proposed rules change the timeline for renewal of licensees to a biennial renewal; clarify the application process and qualifications for a professional counselor, professional counselor-mental health and marriage and family therapist; clarify the requirements for licensure by endorsement for professional counselors, professional counselors-mental health, and marriage and family therapists licensed in another state; provide a temporary license option for professional counselors, professional counselors-mental health, and marriage and family therapists licensed in another state who do not immediately meet the examination requirements for licensure by endorsement; provide an option to inactivate a license or reinstate an expired license, under certain circumstances; establish standards for the practice of counseling and marriage and family therapy by electronic means; update and clarify the requirements for post-graduate supervision; update and clarify the requirements for continuing education to renew a license; set the necessary fees for biennial renewal and the license options provided for in Senate Bill 18 and Senate Bill 19; and reorganize the current chapters pertaining to professional counseling, professional counseling-mental health, and marriage and family therapy to be user friendly for licensees and prospective licensees and clearly articulate the requirements for licensure and the expectations of licensees. 08/21/2020 09/15/2020 08/20/2020
Medical Services The effect of the rules will be to update to most recent version of coding manuals, update to reflect a change in federal regulations that allows other licensed practitioners to order home health services and order medical equipment, clarify coverage for medically necessary services with no transportation provided by a ground ambulance, clarify third-party liability and align with the federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, update primary care provider program requirements, and clarify language throughout. 08/25/2020 09/15/2020 09/04/2020