Data Confidentiality & Security

South Dakota state law 34-22-12 requires physicians, hospitals, laboratories, and institutions to report communicable diseases to the Department of Health (DOH). The public has a right to privacy under U.S. constitutional amendments, the Public Health Service Act, South Dakota state law 34-22-12, and Department of Health, Administrative Policies and Procedures, Statement No. 25, issued: November 17, 2008, (Title: HIPAA-Confidentiality).

To ensure the confidentiality of HIV surveillance data, DOH has established a confidentiality and security manual for those working with the data.

All DOH personnel including career service, exempt, contractors, and interns with access to confidential medical or epidemiological information must know about South Dakota Codified Laws and DOH Administrative Policies and Procedures (HIPAA-Confidentiality).

Please complete the following steps:

Step #1 - Read the following documents:

Step #2 - Print and sign the following documents

(follow directions on each document and mail to SD Department of Health, Office of Disease Prevention, HIV Surveillance Coordinator, 615 E. 4th St., Pierre, SD 57501)

Reference Documents

Information Contact

Questions? Call Sarah Zaiser at 605-367-7202.