Department of Health

South Dakota Department of Health - Hospitals, Specialized Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Rural Emergency Hospitals

Updates and clarifies the minimum regulations related to operation, physical environment, fire protection, management and administration, physician services, nursing and related care services, dietetic services, medication control, medical record services, hospital diagnostic services, hospital complimentary services, long-term care supportive services, construction standards, additional hospital standards, and swing bed patients’ rights necessary for hospitals, specialized hospitals, critical access hospitals, and rural emergency hospitals to maintain the health and safety of patients receiving services in these facilities. The proposed rules also add rural emergency hospitals to 44:75 as authorized by HB 1123 during the 2022 legislative session to outline the minimum regulations necessary to operate a rural emergency hospital.

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: Susan Sporrer mail to: