The South Dakota Legislature continues to struggle with budget issues. The SDSMA has maintained its vigilance in advocating for adequate funding for the Medicaid program, supports the expansion of the program, and asks members to continue to reach out to their legislators on the importance of protecting this program.

2018 Legislative Session


The SDSMA established a number of priority issues for the 2017 session of the South Dakota Legislature, which began in January and ran through March.

View the SDSMA's 2018 Advocacy Agenda

For an overview of the SDSMA's accomplishments during the 2017 session, read through our legislative accomplishments.

Are you interested in promoting the medical profession to elected officials? Learn more about the SDSMA's Doctor of the Day program and Volunteer Physician Lobbyist program.

Read InSession, published weekly during the legislative session, for a timely look at the Legislature's actions, the SDSMA's advocacy efforts and alerts for physicians.

Other Helpful Resources

Listing of Legislators  
Legislator Lookup - enter your address and look up your officials
Legislative Research Council
South Dakota elected officials and state agencies