Primary Care Task Force makes recommendations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A task force created to train more primary health care providers for rural areas of South Dakota says health professions' education programs should work more closely together and that training opportunities in rural areas should be expanded.

Those are the recommendations that the Governor's Primary Care Task Force presented to Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

The group was created in May to figure out how to train more health care providers for rural areas of the state.

The 25-member task force has also recommended that Daugaard appoint an oversight committee to monitor progress and report to him, the Board of Regents and the Legislature.

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