Lynne A. Valenti
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Public Hearings & Legal Notices

PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

A public hearing will be held in the Kneip Conference Room 1, Kneip Office Building, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, South Dakota on Oct. 23, 2017, at 4 p.m., to consider the amendment of the following Economic Assistance, Child Protective Services, Medical Services, Child Support Enforcement, and Child Care Services rules:

§§ 67:10:03:03, 67:11:01:03, 67:13:03:10.03, 67:14:01:01.02, 67:14:01:03.01, 67:14:01:03.02, 67:14:01:16, 67:14:11:01, 67:14:11:03, 67:14:14:04, 67:14:14:05, 67:14:30:01, 67:14:30:02, 67:14:30:06, 67:14:31:21, 67:14:31:24, 67:14:31:25, 67:14:31:26, 67:14:31:32, 67:14:31:33, 67:14:31:38, 67:14:31:40, 67:14:31:51, 67:14:31:54, 67:14:31:56, 67:14:31:60, 67:14:32:09, 67:14:32:10, 67:14:32:17, 67:15:01:01, 67:15:01:02, 67:15:01:08:03, 67:15:01:39, 67:15:01:41, 67:15:01:46, 67:15:04:03, 67:16:01:01, 67:16:01:10, 67:16:02:01, 67:16:02:01.01, 67:16:02:03 to 67:16:02:04, inclusive, 67:16:02:05.01, 67:16:02:05.15, 67:16:02:13, 67:16:02:15, 67:16:02:16, 67:16:02:17, 67:16:03:01.03, 67:16:03:02, 67:16:03:02.01, 67:16:03:03, 67:16:04:33, 67:16:04:41, 67:16:04:59, 67:16:04:63, 67:16:05:05, 67:16:05:06, , 67:16:06:01, 67:16:07:03, 67:16:07:04, 67:16:11:03:20, 67:16:11:04, Ch. 67:16:11 Appendix E, 67:16:12:02, 67:16:14:06.03, 67:16:14:06.05, 67:16:14:06.06, 67:16:14:06.10, 67:16:14:14, 67:16:24:01, 67:16:24:03, 67:16:24:03.01, 67:16:25:01 to 67:16:25:02.01, inclusive, 67:16:25:04 to 67:16:25:05, inclusive, 67:16:25:06.01, 67:16:25:06.03 to 67:16:25:06.08, inclusive, 67:16:25:07.02 to 67:16:25:07.04, inclusive, 67:16:25:12.02 to 67:16:25:12.04, inclusive, 67:16:25:08, 67:16:25:08.01, 67:16:25:08.03, 67:16:25:08.04, 67:16:25:11, 67:16:25:12.01 67:16:25:12.05, 67:16:29:01 to 67:16:29:05, inclusive, 67:16:29:07, 67:16:29:09, 67:16:29:11, Ch. 67:16:29 Appendix C, 67:16:36:02, 67:16:37:03, 67:16:40:07, 67:16:40:12, 67:16:40:14, 67:16:42:02 to 67:16:42:06, inclusive, 67:16:43:04, 67:16:44:01, 67:16:44:07, 67:16:46:03, 67:16:46:08, 67:16:47:08, 67:16:48:05 to 67:16:48:10, inclusive, 67:16:49:01 to 67:16:49:09, inclusive, 67:18:01:17, 67:18:01:19, 67:18:01:65, 67:22:01:02, 67:42:01:07, 67:42:05:10.05, 67:42:05:19, 67:42:05:21, 67:46:04:13, 67:46:05:15, 67:46:07:03, 67:46:07:12, 67:46:09:04, 67:46:11:10, 67:47:01:09.01.          

The effects of the rules will be to update certain rules to reflect annual changes, update terminology and other language to align with current practice and provide clarification, update citations, update the recommended immunization standards to align with Department of Health, provide clarity of what practitioners can provide and bill for certain services, new rules to distinguish non-emergency medical transportation, repeal duplicative rules, update certain child support enforcement and child protection services provisions to comply with new federal regulations.

Persons interested in presenting data, opinions, and arguments for or against the proposed rules may do so by appearing in person at the hearing or by sending them to the Teresa Schulte, Department of Social Services, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501. Material sent by mail must reach the Department of Social Services by Nov. 2, 2017, to be considered. 

For purposes of assisting the Department to fully understand the issues being addressed, individuals intending to present oral testimony at the hearing are asked to make a written copy of their testimony available to the Department. Written comments and testimony must relate directly to the changes being proposed and must cite the specific rule number to which the comments are being directed.

Interested persons may, at any time prior to the hearing, obtain copies of the proposed rules by contacting Teresa Schulte, Department of Social Services, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501.  Copies of the proposed rules are also available at:  http://rules.sd.gov.

This meeting is being held in a physically accessible place.  Individuals needing assistance, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact our office within 48 hours of the public hearing if you have special needs for which this agency will need to make arrangements. The telephone number for making special arrangements is 605.773.3165.

 

Public Comment Notice

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) requires submission of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Plan every three years. South Dakota’s TANF State Plan is available for public comment until Nov. 23, 2017. The draft plan is available here.

Questions or comments may be submitted by sending E-mail to: Alex.Mayer@state.sd.us; or Mail to: Division of Economic Assistance, 700 Governor’s Drive, Pierre, SD 57501 or by calling: 605.773.4678.