Gov. Noem’s response expands access to South Dakotans seeking health care by removing red tape limiting care from out-of-state providers and access to telemedicine that could limit the spread of coronavirus from in-person doctors’ office visits. To increase South Dakotans’ access to much-needed supplies, Gov. Noem’s executive order also temporarily suspended unnecessary trucking regulations.
Gov. Kristi Noem has issued several executive orders that greatly increase South Dakota’s capacity to fight COVID-19 and expand access to health care by removing red tape limiting care from out-of-state providers and access to telemedicine.
She has loosened licensing requirements that previously barred out-of-state providers from treating south Dakota patients, lifting a huge burden from our health care system.
What’s more, her support for telemedicine expansion will also protect public health, increase access to care, encourage necessary social distancing to prevent further infections, and allow us to more effectively combat COVID-19.
Thank Gov. Noem for her swift and effective efforts to protect public health and suspending trucking regulations and encourage her to take further action to expand access to health care.