2019 SDMGMA Legislative Day – Save the Date!

The 2019 SDMGMA Legislative Day will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the RedRossa Italian Grille in Pierre. The format for this event is one day in length so please consider attending this important day! This event continues to be a great opportunity to establish continuous, effective communication with our legislators and to impact the outcome of legislation important to the practice of medicine.  

The social is very well attended by the state legislators. I invite you to please contact me with any questions you have regarding this event as we would like to increase our representation of SDMGMA members for our 2019 legislative day! The legislators do want to learn more about SDMGMA and the Legislative Committee encourages more participation from the SDMGMA membership to assist with this important event.

Currently the tentative itinerary is as follows (all times are CDT): 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

11:00 am-12:00 noon - Meet with Dean Krogman, South Dakota State Medical Association Chief Lobbyist, for briefing on current legislation of interest – RedRossa 

12:00 noon-1:30 pm - Lunch guests will include key state leaders who are invited and will update schedule as they are confirmed – RedRossa

- Joan Adam, Division Director in the SD Dept of Health
- Brenda Tidball-Zeltinger, Deputy Secretary of Dept of Social Services
- Bill Snyder, Medicaid Director, Dept of Social Services
- Jill Kruger, Deputy Director, Division of Insurance

1:30 pm-5:00 pm - Observe legislative session, visit with contacts, etc. – State Capitol 

5:00 pm-8:00 pm - Reception with legislators – RedRossa 

The one-day format will allow SDMGMA members to travel to Pierre and back on the same day, or there is a block of rooms available at the ClubHouse Suites that is attached to the RedRossa for those who would like to stay the evening of February 19.

ClubHouse Suites is located at 808 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre – Please call 605.494.2582 to reserve your room at a rate of $129 plus taxes.

The deadline for the block of rooms is January 18, 2019, and please indicate you would like to be placed in the SD Medical Group Manager’s - MGMA block of rooms to receive the rate. 

Please contact Terry Marks at 605.336.1965 or tmarks@sdsma.org to let her know of your planned attendance and with any questions. I look forward to seeing you in Pierre! 

Mark Hatting 
SDMGMA Legislative Committee Liaison

Committee Members
Jim Vachal
Rachel Wolkow