South Dakota

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Dates and Deadlines

All states must submit to CMS a plan for transitioning their current HCBS system into compliance with the new rule by March 17, 2015. States submitting a 1915(c) waiver renewal or amendment before March 17, 2015 must include a transition plan in that submission. States then have 120 days from that submission date to submit a transition plan for the remainder of their HCBS system.

NEW! August 8, 2019 Statewide Transition Plan Final Approval

South Dakota’s original Home and Community Based Statewide Transition Plan was submitted to CMS on March 12, 2015. A revised Transition Plan was submitted to CMS on April 6, 2016 and CMS granted initial approval of the Transition Plan on June 2, 2017. The plan being submitted for final approval is open for public comment from December 10, 2018 to January 8, 2019. On December 10, 2018, the South Dakota Department of Social Services posted a revised Transition Plan. Comments are due January 8, 2019.

August 22, 2018 CMS’ Additional Feedback for Final Approval

On February 2, 2015 the South Dakota Department of Social Services posted a Statewide Transition Plan. Comments on the plan are due March 4, 2015. They will host Community Conversations about the plan.

State Documents

Home and Community Based Services Settings Homepage

NEW! Revised Transition Plan – comments due January 8, 2019.

Overview of Changes to Transition Plan

Provider Communication – August 2014

Provider Communication – September 2014

Assessment Webinar Slides

Final Rule Overview Webinar Slides

Draft HCBS Statewide Transition Plan -Comments due March 4, 2015

Final HCBS Statewide Transition Plan – March 13, 2015

Public Notice Poster

Community Conversations 

Transition Plan Tribal Consultation Letter

Transition Plan Provider Letter

Initial Approval with Milestones and a Resubmission Date. This letter is the communication CMS sends to the state notifying the state that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, the STP is sufficient, but systemic and/or site-specific assessments are not yet completed.  The response to the state will vary dependent on whether the state has or has not identified settings that are presumed to have institutional characteristics and any information the state may wish CMS to consider under the heightened scrutiny process. June 2, 2017

Clarifications and/or Modifications required for Initial Approval (CMIA): This letter notifies states that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, but CMS has identified issues that must be resolved in the Statewide Transition Plan (STP) prior to initial approval. CMS sent this letter to South Dakota on October 15, 2015.

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