program at any specified time. Preference shall be given to physicians who have graduated from the
University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed an accredited residency program
located in South Dakota.
obligate the rural community to be served by a physician, dentist, physician assistant, nurse
practitioner, or nurse midwife to provide a portion of the total amount of the incentive payment,
based on the following criteria: communities of two thousand five hundred persons or less shall
provide twenty-five percent of incentive payments; communities of more than two thousand five
hundred persons and less than five thousand persons shall provide fifty percent of incentive
payments; and all remaining eligible communities shall provide seventy-five percent of incentive
payments. When the rural community certifies to the secretary of health that it has paid the full
amount for which it is obligated, the secretary of the Department of Health shall pay to the physician,
dentist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse midwife the remaining balance of the total
incentive payment amount. The secretary shall pay the required amount out of funds appropriated
by the Legislature for such purpose. The incentive payment shall be paid upon completion of the
required three-year practice period by the physician, dentist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner,
or nurse midwife. However, a community may pay its portion of the incentive payment at any time
during the three-year period.
Section 6. Any municipality or county may appropriate funds for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.
Section 7. No recruitment assistance agreement entered into pursuant to the provisions of this Act is effective until it is filed with and approved by the secretary of health. The secretary may prescribe the format of the agreements and procedures for approval.
Section 8. No person may participate in the program established pursuant to the provisions of this Act if the person has previously participated in such program, or any other state or federal scholarship, loan repayment, or tuition reimbursement program which obligates the person to provide medical services within an underserved area.
Section 9. Any person participating in the program established pursuant to the provisions of this
Act shall agree to be a participating South Dakota medical assistance provider and to serve any
individual eligible under chapter 28-6 and may not refuse treatment to any such individual while
participating in the program.
Section 10. That § 1-16A-71.1 be repealed.
Section 11. That § 1-16A-72.1 be repealed.
Section 12. That § 1-16A-73.1 be repealed.
Section 13. That § 1-16A-73.2 be repealed.
Section 14. That § 1-16A-73.3 be repealed.
Section 15. That § 1-16A-73.4 be repealed.
Section 16. That § 1-16A-73.5 be repealed.
Section 17. That § 1-16A-73.6 be repealed.
Section 18. That § 1-16A-73.7 be repealed.
Section 19. That § 1-16A-73.8 be repealed.
Section 20. That § 1-16A-73.9 be repealed.
Section 21. That § 1-16A-73.10 be repealed.
Section 22. That § 1-16A-73.11 be repealed.
Section 23. That § 1-16A-73.12 be repealed.
Section 24. That § 1-16A-73.20 be repealed.
Section 25. That § 1-16A-73.21 be repealed.
Section 26. That § 1-16A-73.22 be repealed.
Section 27. That § 1-16A-73.23 be repealed.
Section 28. That § 1-16A-73.24 be repealed.
Section 29. That § 1-16A-73.25 be repealed.
Section 30. That § 1-16A-73.26 be repealed.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the
SENATE as Bill No. 177
Secretary of the Senate
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
Senate Bill No. 177
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
Secretary of State