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>>>>>>   2019 South Dakota Legislative Update   <<<<<<

Hello SDSLHA members,

As you heard last week, there are 3 bills of interest currently to audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the SD Legislature. The updated status of these bills is as follows:

SB 146: revise certain provisions regarding licenses for speech-language pathology services was passed by the Senate 33-1-1 on 2/11/19. It will now move to the House. http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=SB146&Session=2019

SB 136: to provide for the utilization of telehealth by a health care professional was passed by the Senate 32-1 on 2/6/19. It has been referred to the House Health and Human Services committee. http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?File=SB136SHE.htm&Session=2019&Version=Senate%20Health%20and%20Human%20Services&Bill=136

SB 137: to provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care professional via telehealth was passed by the Senate 29-4 on 2/6/19. It has been referred to the House Commerce and Energy committee. http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=SB137&Session=2019

Contact your legislators: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Who_Are_My_Legislators/default.aspx?Session=2019

Thank you,

SDSLHA Board

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