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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative

The South Dakota Department of Health has received a grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prescription Drug Overdose: Data-Driven Prevention Initiative in response to the growing national problem of opioid drug abuse. As part of the grant, the Department of Health will be appointing a Prescription Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee to review opioid use data for the state and develop strategies for preventing prescription opioid misuse and abuse.

Meeting Schedule

Strategic Plan
South Dakota Opioid Abuse Strategic Plan

Advisory Committee Members
  • Tom Martinec, South Dakota Department of Health, Chair
  • Kristen Bunt, South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations
  • Sara DeCoteau, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
  • Maureen Deutscher, Family Representative
  • Chris Dietrich, MD, South Dakota State Medical Association
  • Margaret Hansen, South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
  • Amy Hartman, Volunteers of America - Dakotas
  • Amy Iversen-Pollreisz, South Dakota Department of Social Services
  • Brian Zeeb, South Dakota Office of Attorney General
  • Steve Lee, South Dakota Pharmacists Association
  • Jon Schuchardt, PharmD, Great Plains Indian Health Services
  • Kari Shanard-Koenders, South Dakota Board of Pharmacy
  • Senator Craig Tieszen, Rapid City
  • Senator Jim White, Huron

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