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1-36A-30Retaliation against ombudsman program complainant or interference with program as misdemeanor.

No person, facility, or other entity may discriminate or retaliate in any manner against any resident or relative or legally appointed representative, any employee of a nursing facility, assisted living center, or other residential facility or any other person because of making a complaint or providing information in good faith to the ombudsman program. No person, facility, or other entity may willfully interfere with representatives of the ombudsman program in the performance of any official duty. Any person, facility, or other entity that violates this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 1990, ch 206, § 2; SL 1991, ch 272, § 2; SL 2004, ch 167, § 35; SDCL § 28-1-45.7; SL 2017, ch 230 (Ex. Ord. 17-1), § 30, eff. Apr. 13, 2017.

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