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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

Staffing Exception Forms for Assisted Living Centers

Each licensed health care facility must have a minimum of two staff on duty at all times per Administrative Rules of South Dakota ARSD 44:70:03:02 General fire safety.  A staffing exception for assisted living centers may be requested by completing the appropriate staffing exception form listed below.

Please click on the staffing exception below to access the appropriate form for your facility.  If you are submitting your license application electronically please submit the completed staffing exception form your license application and fee.

10 beds or lessThis staffing exception allows one staff person in the facility.  That staff person may sleep at night if all criteria are met as outlined in ARSD 44:70:03:02.01(1).  Evacuation times must be 3 minutes or less.

11 to 16 bedsThis staffing exception allows one staff person in the facility.  That staff person must be awake during sleeping hours and meet all criteria outlined in ARSD 44:70:03:02.01(2).  Evacuation times must be 3 minutes or less.

Stand-Alone Facilities – 16 beds or lessThis staffing exception allows one staff person in the facility.  That staff person must be awake during sleeping hours and meet all criteria outlined in ARSD 44:70:03:02.01(3).  Building must be equipment with an automatic sprinkler system and automatic dialer to summon the local fire department.  With this request evacuation times are extended to 5 minutes or less.

Assisted Living Centers Physically Attached To A Nursing Home Or Hospital - 16 beds or less | 17-25 bedsThis staffing exception allows one staff person in the facility.  That staff person must be awake during sleeping hours and meet all criteria outlined in ARSD 44:70:03:02.01(4).  Building must be equipped with an automatic sprinkler system and automatic dialer to summon the local fire department.  With this request evacuation times are extended to 8 minutes or less.

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