The South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Care Facilities Licensure and Certification, created this site to comply with the federal 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That act requires all states to provide consumers with access to current survey inspection reports for nursing facilities participating in Medicare / Medicaid. This site provides the reports for the 111 nursing facilities in South Dakota. The inspection reports are referred to as the Statement of Deficiencies (Form 2567). The reports include the facilities' Plans of Correction to address identified health deficiencies as well as the latest Life Safety Code survey report and state licensure report. If any complaint surveys have been conducted by the department those surveys are provided in a separate report.
It is the department's hope these reports provide useful information to individuals selecting a nursing home for family, friends, or loved ones. The department also recommends visiting the nursing home to speak with staff, residents, and families about the facility, as well as becoming a frequent visitor.
Recertification and complaint surveys posted here will be retained for three years at this site.
To access survey inspection reports along with other helpful information please click on the links listed below:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Nursing facilities that provide services under these programs must be certified as meeting federal minimum requirements established by Congress. To receive payment under the Medicare / Medicaid programs, nursing facilities must be in compliance with the requirements at 42 CFR Part 483, Subpart B. Certification is achieved through routine facility surveys conducted by the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Care Facilities Licensure and Certification through a contract with CMS. Additionally, the Administrative Rules of South Dakota, Article 44:04, Medical Facilities, require all nursing facilities to obtain a license from the department.
Other Useful Links
For more information, contact
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Health Care Facilities Licensure & Certification
605-773-3356 or email