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SD Crisis Standards of Care


The annual Sanford Emergency Management Conference sponsored by the South Dakota Health Care Coalition, took place virtually on December 14 -16, 2021. One of the presentations was a panel discussion on the updated Crisis Standards of Care. 

The South Dakota Crisis Standards of Care Plan will be implemented when a public health or disaster event overwhelms usual health and medical resources, capabilities, and capacities, resulting in an inability of the healthcare system to provide the standard levels of care to patients. This plan provides the guidelines needed for collaborative development of crisis standards of care across the state of South Dakota and throughout each community.

Click on the video below to view the presentation.