Laurie Gill
Cabinet Secretary

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Public Hearings & Legal Notices

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 Aug. 30, 2019, five 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% 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:

Nov. 19, 2019
2 p.m. CST
Kneip Building
Kneip 2 Conference Room
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD  57501-2291

To appear telephonically please dial 866.410.8397 and enter conference code 6857840198. Questions regarding the forum may be sent to