Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
(formerly known as the Health Professional Recruitment Incentive Program)
During the 2012 Legislative Session, Governor Dennis Daugaard introduced legislation to enhance the recruitment of healthcare professionals to facilities across South Dakota. SB 176 was signed by the Governor on March 1, 2012, establishing the Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program..
The signed legislation provides a $10,000 payment to eligible health professionals who complete a three-year, full-time service commitment. The health professional must enter into a three-way contract between the employing facility and the state. Eligible facilities must be located in a community with a population of 10,000 or less.
|Eligible occupations||Eligible facilities|
|Dietitian or Nutritionist||South Dakota licensed:|
|Nurse (LPN or RN)||Hospitals|
|Occupational therapist||Nursing homes|
|Respiratory therapist||Federally certified home health agencies|
|Laboratory technologist||Chemical dependency treatment facilities|
|Pharmacist||Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities|
|Physical therapist||Community support providers|
|Paramedic||Community mental health centers|
|Medical technologist||ESRD facilities|
|Radiologic technologist||Community health centers (FQHCs)|
- The 2014 Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program is now open and applications are currently being accepted.
- Applications must be printed, signed and submitted to:
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health
600 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
- Frequently Asked Questions
- For any additional information, please contact the South Dakota Office of Rural Health, 1-800-738-2301 or 605-773-2679.