Department of Health

SD Department of Health - Air Ambulance

The effect of the rules is to allow the ground component of an air ambulance service to transfer patients from one healthcare facility to another healthcare facility, unless a local government agreement or ordinance provides otherwise and to allow the ground ambulance component for healthcare facility-operated air ambulance services to provide interfacility transfers under certain conditions. The reason for adopting the rules is to respond to stakeholder feedback related to quality patient care by allowing for patient transfer by the ground component or an air ambulance services under certain conditions while providing for protections of local ground ambulance services.

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:

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