NOTICE: Nursing Facility Bed Availability

SB 61 from the 2019 legislative session provided that if an existing nursing facility ceases operation, the authorized beds from that existing facility will be held available by the Department of Health for eighteen months from the closure date and shall be available for use by an entity licensed to operate a nursing facility. There are currently 150 beds available due to the closure of Prairie Estates Care Center Elk Point (50 beds) effective closure January 14, 2023, Avantara Arlington (52 beds) effective closure February 7, 2023, and Bennett County Nursing Home (48 beds) effective closure October 13, 2023. In addition, there are 853 beds available through Request for Proposal (RFP). Questions or inquiries may be sent to Cassie Deffenbaugh.