CHAPTER 16

(SB 17)

The Division of Adult Services and Supports.


        ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding a division under the Department of Human Services.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That § 1-36-36 be amended to read:

    1-36-36. Each person hired by the Department of Social Services to serve as a social service aide, family services specialist, family services specialist supervisor, and regional manager in the Division of Child Protection Services or by the Department of Human Services as a home health aide, adult services and aging long term services and supports specialist, social services long term services and supports supervisor, and regional manager in the Division of Adult Services and Aging Long Term Services and Supports shall submit to a criminal background investigation, by means of fingerprint checks by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The department shall submit completed fingerprint cards to the Division of Criminal Investigation before the prospective new employee enters into service. If no disqualifying record is identified at the state level, the fingerprints shall be forwarded by the Division of Criminal Investigation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check. Any person whose employment is subject to the requirements of this section may enter into service on a temporary basis pending receipt of results of the criminal background investigation. The department may, without liability, withdraw its offer of employment or terminate the temporary employment without notice if the report reveals a disqualifying record. Any person whose employment is subject to the requirements of this section shall pay any fees charged for the criminal record check.

    Section 2. That § 1-36A-1.3 be amended to read:

    1-36A-1.3. The Department of Human Services shall consist of the following agencies:

            (1)    The Division of Developmental Disabilities;

            (2)    South Dakota Developmental Center--Redfield;

            (3)    The Division of Rehabilitation Services;

            (4)    The Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired; and

            (5)    The Division of Adult Services and Aging Long Term Services and Supports.

     Signed February 5, 2018
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