South Dakota Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Mount Rushmore State.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in South Dakota.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for South Dakota. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for South Dakota. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: HB1080 Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications. [Read the full Bill]

Status: Signed by Govenor on March 6, 2017; Effective July 1, 2017.

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

 

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

  • South Dakota has no legislation

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

 

Organ Donation Registries

South Dakota Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

 

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

South Dakota doesn’t currently have a POLST program (check the status here). For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

 

Probate Laws

Title 29A: Uniform Probate Code

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

 

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

  • South Dakota has no estate tax or inheritance tax

For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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