2019 Session Laws

CHAPTER 41

(SB 173)

Appropriation for health care innovation grants.


        ENTITLED, An Act to make an appropriation to fund certain health care innovation grants, to require certain reports, expedite the nursing home rate methodology review, 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 million dollars ($5,000,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Human Services to be used for nursing home innovation grants and to expedite the scheduled review of the nursing home rate methodology, including the hiring of an outside consultant.

    Section 2. The secretary of the Department of Human Services shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized in section 1 of this Act.

    Section 3. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Social Services to be used for primary and prenatal care innovation grants.

    Section 4. The secretary of the Department of Social Services shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized in section 3 of this Act.

    Section 5. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.

    Section 6. The Department of Human Services and the Department of Social Services shall report to the Joint Committee on Appropriations in January 2020 and to the Interim Committee on Appropriations and the Government Operations and Audit Committee in the summer of 2020 on the grants awarded pursuant to this Act.

    Section 7. 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 March 21, 2019
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