Getting an ambulance service license
1. Complete an ambulance licensing application . Applications can also be requested by writing Emergency Medical Services, Office of Rural Health, Department of Health, 600 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2536.
2. Submit completed application and $12 licensing fee at least 30 days before the expected date of operation.
3. The department will issue a license once it determines the service meets all requirements of the law. Issuance of a license does not authorize the service to locate within a county, municipality, or authority which requires its own license to operate an ambulance service.
4. Department licenses are NOT transferable - any change in ownership terminates the license and requires a new application and a new license.