2018 SDMGMA Legislative Day -  Save the Date!

The 2018 SDMGMA Legislative Day will be held Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center 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 SDMGMA Legislative Committee were pleased with a great turnout of 47 legislators at our 2017 social so please contact me with any questions you have regarding this event as we would like to increase our representation of SDMGMA members for our 2018 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 6

11:00 am-12:00 noon - Meet with Dean Krogman, SD State Medical Association Chief Lobbyist, for briefing on current legislation of interest – Lake Lewis & Clark Room – Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center

12:00 noon-1:30 pm - Lunch guests will include key state leaders – Lake Lewis & Clark Room – Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center: 

Tom Martinec, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health
Brenda Tidball-Zeltinger, Deputy Secretary, Department of Social Services
Additional state officials will be updated as they are confirmed

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

5:00 pm-8:00 pm - Reception with legislators – Gallery B – Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center

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 Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center for those who would like to stay the evening of February 6.

Ramkota Hotel located at 920 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre – Please call 605.224.6877 to reserve your room at a rate of $123.00 plus taxes.

The deadline for the block of rooms is January 7, 2018, 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:

Marty McDonald

Jim Vachal

Rachel Wolkow