Catastrophic County Poor Relief Program

The Catastrophic County Poor Relief Program (CCPR) was established under South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 28-13A in 1984 to assist counties with the payment of catastrophic medical expenses incurred on behalf of individuals who are medically indigent and  who have no ability or only limited ability to pay the costs of hospitalization.

The CCPR program is administered jointly by the South Dakota Association of County Commissioners (SDACC) and the Catastrophic County Poor Relief (CCPR) Board.  The Board consists of five county commissioners appointed by the executive board of the SDACC.  Board members serve staggering terms of four years or until their term as county commissioner has expired.  Issues concerning the CCPR program and contacts with and correspondence to the CCPR Board should be directed to the CCPR Program Administrator to the address below:

Kris Jacobsen, Administrator
Catastrophic County Poor Relief Program
South Dakota Association of County Commissioners
211 East Prospect Ave
Pierre, SD  57501
(605) 224-4554

Current CCPR Board Members:
Matt DeBow, Harding County
Jerry Doyle, Moody County
Cindy Heiberger, Minnehaha County
Myron Johnson, Codington County
Kelli Wollmann, Lake County

Review Committee Members:
Deb Bozentko, Beadle County Welfare Director
Geralyn Sherman, McCook County Auditor / Welfare Director
Dan Todd, Attorney, Todd Law

There are 60 counties that are a member of this program.  For a detailed description of this program, please refer to South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 28-13A and Administrative Rules 22:02.