SDSMA News Releases and Public Statements

News release: SDSMA elects new officers, announces award recipients at annual conference

Statement on White House Coronavirus Task Force report for South Dakota

Statement in support of mask mandate

Statement on misinformation about how COVID-19 patients are counted

News release: Organizations join behind 'Mask Up South Dakota'

News release: AMA joins South Dakota physicians to urge "NO" vote on Constitutional Amendment A and Initiated Measure 26

News release: COVID-19’s impact on physician practices and their patients: survey findings

Statements on marijuana legalization ballot measures in 2020 General Election: Constitutional Amendment A  and Initiated Measure 26  .

News release: SDSMA urges all school districts in South Dakota to require face coverings

News release: Report shows another decline in opioid prescribing in South Dakota in 2019

News release : SDSMA launches campaign to provide resources, education to support South Dakotans through COVID-19 pandemic

News release: SDSMA announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

News release: SDSMA continues to call for stay-at-home order, workplace safety protocols in light of COVID-19 outbreak

News release: SDSMA urges stronger state response to COVID-19

SDSMA statement on HB 1235 - SDSMA opposes proposed legislation that would remove immunization requirements for school entry

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