Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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Public Hearings & Legal Notices


A public hearing will be held in the Kneip Conference Room 1, Kneip Office Building, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, South Dakota on May 14, 2018, at 3 p.m., to consider the amendment of the following Medical Services rules:

§§ 67:16:48:01 through 67:16:48:05, inclusive, 67:16:48:07 through 67:16:48:10, inclusive, 67:16:48:12, and 67:16:48:14.   

The effects of the rules will be to implement the appropriation for substance use disorder treatment for all Medicaid adults.  The rule change also updates definitions, repeals duplicative language, clarifies prior authorization and coverage criteria related to treatment for substance use disorders.

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 May 24, 2018, 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:

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.