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South Dakota

Recent Reforms Enacted (since 2003) None
Emergency Care Provision None
Reform Elements In Law $500K Cap
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Periodic Payments
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Constitutional Status of Reforms Information not available
Change in Insurance Rates AMA reports at least one insurer raised rates from 40 to 100% in 2004.
Insurance Availability Information not available.
Change in Physician Availability Information not available.
Change in Cases Filed/Awards 37 paid claims in 2003 or 22.8 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians. US avg. was 18.8 per 1000. 31 paid claims in 2005 or 18.6 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians. US avg. was 17.1 per 1000. (Kaiser) 20 total number of paid claims for 2006 or 10.1 per 1,000 active, non-federal physicians. 21 paid claims in 2007.
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