The laws and rules concerning telemedicine in South Dakota and the
nation have changed considerably to expand access and loosen regulations
during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state has taken actions to enhance
the use of telemedicine, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the SDSMA suggested specific regulations to
suspend pertaining to telemedicine in order keep our health care
workers and patients safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SDSMA has advocated in support of physicians and practices in enhancing and expediting the implementation of telemedicine, so care can continue to be provided to those who need it most. Contact the SDSMA for details regarding the use of telemedicine in response to meeting the medical needs of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to include information on Medicare, state, and third-party payer regulations.