Department of Social Services

Child Protective Services

The new proposed rules are a result of the passage of HB 1133 from the 2022 Legislative Session. The Department of Social Services was appropriated money to reimburse the cost of an adoptive home study. The child placement agency rule change reflects additional programs or curriculum now available to child placement agencies in South Dakota for training host families. Replacing the language of a specific program with broad topics that must be included in the training adds flexibility yet maintains minimum standards.

New content is added below as the draft rules move through the rule-making process.

Interim Rules Hearing
Important Dates
Public Hearing:
Comment Deadline:
Interim Rules Committee Hearing:
Filed-Secretary of State:
Rule Effective:

Agency Contact: Teresa Schulte mail to: DSSAdminRules@STATE.SD.US