Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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PUBLIC NOTICE
South Dakota Medicaid Program

Notice is hereby given that the South Dakota Department of Social Services intends to hold a public forum regarding the Former Foster Care Youth Demonstration. The demonstration was approved by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 1, 2018. The demonstration provides the State the authority to continue Medicaid coverage for individuals who were in foster care under the responsibility of another state, were enrolled in Medicaid in that state, and now reside in South Dakota. As of Sept. 13, 2018, six individuals were covered under the demonstration.

To be eligible for Medicaid coverage under the demonstration an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of the United States, or have a non-citizen status that qualifies for federally funded Medicaid;
  • Be a South Dakota resident;
  • Are under the age of 26;
  • Are not otherwise mandatorily eligible for coverage under the state plan;
  • Were in foster care under the responsibility of another state and were enrolled in Medicaid under another state’s state plan or 1115 demonstration when they turned 18 or at the time of aging out of the state’s foster care program; and
  • Have an income less than 182 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

The forum provides the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the progress of the demonstration project. The forum will be held at the following time and location:

Oct. 30, 2018
11 a.m. CST
Kneip Building
Kneip 1 Conference Room
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD  57501-2291

To appear telephonically please dial 1.866.410.8397 and enter conference code 6256779181. Questions regarding the forum may be sent to DSS.Medicaid@state.sd.us.

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. 19, 2018, at 11 a.m., to consider the amendment of the following Economic Assistance, Medical Services, and Child Care Services rules:

§§ 67:11:01:03, 67:16:25:04, 67:16:25:06.01, 67:16:41:01, 67:16:41:02, 67:16:41:03, 67:16:41:09, 67:16:41:10, 67:42:03:07.06, 67:42:10:06.01, 67:42:10:09, 67:42:14:12, 67:46:05:08, 67:46:05:54, 67:46:07:03, 67:46:11:10, 67:47:01:08.01, 67:47:01:09, 67:47:01:09.01, 67:47:01:10, 67:47:01:10.02, 67:47:01:11.01, 67:47:01:13.01, 67:47:01:19, 67:54:04:06; 67:54:04:18.01; 67:54:09:12

The effects of the rules will be to update certain rules to update terminology and other language to align with current practice and provide clarification, update citations, add categories of eligible providers for mental health services, clarify coverage for collateral contacts for mental health services, add child development to required orientation training for child care providers, establish a single method for the valuation of life estates for the Medicaid program, repeal duplicate rules, incorporate the reauthorized child care services block grant requirements into rule, replace annual submission of ICAPs within the CHOICES Medicaid waiver program with an ICAP submission requirement upon initiation of services, as individual’s needs change and every three years, clarify annual redetermination requirements for the CHOICES waiver, and update citations throughout.

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 Oct. 29, 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: 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.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

A public hearing will be held on the Digital Dakota Network at the following sites:

  • BHSU, E.Y. Berry Library Room 011, 1200 University St. | Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Capitol A, Room B12, 500 E. Capitol | Pierre, South Dakota
  • SFUC, FADM 145, 4801 N. Career Ave. | Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Yankton DHS, Kanner Building, 3113 N. Spruce | Yankton, South Dakota
  • UC113, 4300 Cheyenne Blvd. | Rapid City, South Dakota

On Oct. 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. MDT/12 p.m. CDT, to consider the amendment of the following Board of Social Work Examiners rules:

§§ 20:59:01:01, 20:59:01:04.01, 20:59:01:10.06, 20:59:04:01.01, 20:59:04:07, 20:59:04:09, 20:59:05:01, 20:59:05:09, 20:85:03:01 to 20:85:03:07, inclusive.

The effect of the rules will be to establish rules for the Assistant Behavior Analyst or Paraprofessional. For Social Workers, the effect of the rules will be to remove language related to licensure by equivalency, update to the most recent code of ethics, remove the fee schedule for examinations not conducted by the department, revise language for continuing education to allow more hours via online providers, and removes prior Board approval for preparation or publication of a professional social work topic or paper.

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 South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, 810 N. Main Street #298, Spearfish, SD 57783 or via email to proflic@rushmore.com. Material sent by mail or email must reach the Board of Social Work Examiners at least 72 hours before the public hearing, 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 605.642.1600.