An Acute Care Hospital is a healthcare facility with an organized medical staff with permanent facilities that include inpatient beds and is primarily engaged in providing by or under the supervision of physicians, to inpatients, any of the following services: diagnostic or therapeutic services for the medical diagnosis, treatment, or care of injured, disabled, or sick persons; obstetrical services including the care of the newborn; or rehabilitation services for injured, disabled, or sick persons.

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List of Hospital Providers/Facilities in South Dakota

Acute Care Hospital Regulations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), SD Codified Statute, and SD Administrative acute care hospital regulations.

Acute Care Hospital Resources


For South Dakota requirements to become a certified acute care hospital provider contact:

Jean Koch, Public Health Advisor