Appropriation for health care professional recruitment.
ENTITLED, An Act to make an appropriation to reimburse certain health care professionals who have complied with the requirements of the recruitment assistance program or the rural health care facility recruitment assistance program and to declare an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of five hundred fifty thousand five hundred eighty-one dollars ($550,581), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Health for the purposes of reimbursing four family physicians, one physician assistant, and four nurse practitioners who have, in the determination of the department, met the requirements of § 34-12G-3 and two hundred eighty-five thousand dollars ($285,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Health for the purposes of reimbursing eligible health care practitioners who have, in the determination of the department, met the requirements of § 34-12G-12.
Section 2. The secretary of the Department of Health shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 3. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.
Section 4. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
Signed February 9, 2017