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2016 House of Delegates
 
The 2016 SDDA House of Delegates will meet at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on
Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 14th at 3:30 p.m. More information to follow.



For 2016 House of Delegates Information and Materials 
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2016 House of Delegates Members

Black Hills District
1. Dr. Brent Bradley
2. Dr. Chuck Scanlon
3. Dr. Jonathan Reth
4. Dr. Laura Davies
5. Dr. Jay Segrist
6. Dr. Jeff Wiswall
7. Dr. Eric Unkenholz
8. Dr. Jay Benusis
9. Dr. Jim Byrne
 
Northern District
1. Dr. Carl Kimbler
2. Dr. Thane Crump
3. Dr. Bryan Johnson
4. Dr. Greg Gertsen
5. Dr. Ross Schulte
6. Dr. Tom Kaiser
7. Dr. Gregg Van Beek

     
Southeastern District
1. Dr. Nick Shawd
2. Dr. Adam Swingdorf
3. Dr. Jon Ellenbecker
4. Dr. Kimberly Heinemann
5. Dr. Bill Schultz
6. Dr. Melissa Otten
7. Dr. Jeff Feiock
8. Dr. Stephanie Schmitz
9. Dr. Andrew Johnson
10. Dr. Dane Steffen
11. Dr. Jim Sigaty
12. Dr. Heidi Sloan
 
Southern District
1. Dr. Christopher Dickes
2. Dr. Jesse Fast
3. Dr. Larry Green
4. Dr. Michelle Hofer
5. Dr. Monty Bechtold
6. Dr. Brenon Farmer
7. Dr. Murray Thompson
8. Dr. Erick Rath

 


SDDA News
 

Medicaid Providers Required to Provide Interpretation Services to Those with Limited English Proficiency


The enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care prohibits entities that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex.  The rule applies to Medicaid providers. Compliance requirements include requiring covered entities to "provide meaningful access to individuals with limited English proficiency" as well as providing qualified interpreters and translators. The compliance date for the notices is Oct. 16. The rest of the rule went into effect July 18.

The rule requires offices to post notices of nondiscrimination as well as taglines in the top 15 non-English languages spoken in the state indicating that free language assistance services are available.
The notices must be posted in the dental office, on the website and in any significant publications and communications. For smaller items, such as postcards and tri-fold brochures, the practice may use a shorter nondiscrimination statement and taglines in the state's top two non-English languages spoken.

This link provides the translated information offices are required to post: http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/section-1557/translated-resources/index.html.

The 15 most spoken languages (other than English) in South Dakota are German; Chinese; Karen; Vietnamese; Nepali; Serbo-Croatian; Amharic; Sudanic; Tagalog; Korean; Russian; Cushite; Ukrainian; and, French.

 

Medicaid providers in South Dakota have access to live translation services Delta’s language line. 

 

Additionally, the ADA has prepared resources to aid in compliance with the rule, including an FAQ and checklist. Visit ADA.org/1557. There are also sample materials available on the OCR's website at www.hhs.gov/ocr.