Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - South Dakota

Date:

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 25, chapters 5A, 6, 6A; title 26, chapter 4 (§§ 26-4-9.1, 26-4-15)
  • Child protection: title 26, chapter 8A (§§ 26-8A-1 through 26-8A-20)
  • Child welfare: title 26, chapters 4, 7A, 8A (§§ 26-8A-21 through 26-8A-34), 13
  • Guardianship: title 26, chapter 7A (§§ 26-7A-92, 26-7A-100 through 26-7A-104)
  • Youth services: title 26, chapter 6 (§§ 26-6-6.1, 26-6-14)
  • Indian child welfare: title 26, chapters 5A (§ 26-5A-36), 5B (§ 26-5B-104), 6 (§ 26-6-24), 7A (§ 26-7A-15.1), 8A (§§ 26-8A-32, 26-8A-33)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://sdlegislature.gov/Rules/Administrative

Notes:

See rule 67:14--Social Services, Division of Child Protection Services.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://dss.sd.gov/formsandpubs/

Other Resources

South Dakota Tribal Court Handbook

Tribal code available online:

  • Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Tribal Government (scroll down the page for available codes)