Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation Advisory Council

The Workers' Compensation Advisory Council was created to help the Department of Labor and Regulation by reviewing the workers' compensation program's content, adequacy and effectiveness. The Council meets twice each year and reports its recommendations to the governor and legislature.

View documents relevant to the Council (in Adobe .pdf format unless otherwise mentioned):

Meeting notices, agendas and minutes

Audio recordings of meetings

Annual Reports

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Council Members

Matt Michels, Lieutenant Governor (chair)

Marcia Hultman, Cabinet Secretary, SD Department of Labor and Regulation


Jeff Haase
Employee - Private

Connie Halverson
Employee - Private

Kory Rawstern
Employee - Union
Sioux Falls

Randy Stainbrook
Employee - Union
Rapid City


Glenn Barber
Employer - Private
Rapid City

Guy Bender

Carol Hinderaker

Thomas Huegel
Employer - Private
Sioux Falls

Annual Reports

All annual reports are in Adobe .pdf* format.

2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report

Council Notices, Agendas and Minutes

(in Adobe .pdf* format)

Meeting Date Notices Agendas Minutes
Dec. 2, 2014 Dec. 2 notice

Dec. 2 agenda
Meeting handouts:
NCCI medical data report
Independent Contractors
2014 Annual Report (draft)

Dec. 2 minutes
Sept. 10, 2014 Sept. 10 notice Sept. 10 agenda
Handout - WCAC Annual Report 2014 (draft)
Handout - WCRI table
Handout - Memo of Prompt Payment Laws
Sept. 10 minutes
July 9, 2014 July 9 notice

July 9 agenda
  NCCI Medical Data

  NCCI's response to
  an inquiry regarding
  Medical Data Report

July 9 minutes
Sept. 13, 2013 Sept. 13 notice   Sept. 13 minutes (draft)
Sept. 9, 2013 Sept. 9 notice Sept. 9 agenda 
Handout - Report from the Administrative Law Judge (ALJs)
Handout - Report on Workplace Fatalities
Sept. 9 minutes
July 11, 2013 July 11 notice July 11 agenda Handout - South Dakota Medical Data Report 2013 July 11 minutes
Sept. 6, 2012 Sept. 6 notice

Sept. 6 agenda  Handouts for agenda item #5, "Review Claims Data"
2007-2011 Medical Benefits Paid by Category
2007-2011 Medical Benefits Paid by Cause of Injury
NCCI data - Rob Moss
State Comparison of Notice Period COLAs
State of Texas Guidelines Comparisons
Handouts for agenda item #6, "Discussion and public input on issues for the 2012 Workers' Compensation Advisory Council report to the Governor and the legislature"
Issues Briefing

Handouts for agenda item #6, Issue #1 Francis Toscana
Matt Parker
Kelly Campbell

Handouts for agenda item #6, Issue #7
Karla Murphy
MK James Marsh

MK AMA Guides
MK 4th vs. 6th

Sept. 6 minutes
Oct. 11, 2012     Oct. 11 minutes
June 26, 2012 June 26 notice June 26 agenda
2012 Division Report on the State Workers' Compensation System
Barnett letter proposing legislation
Summary of State Provisions, Workers' Compensation
June 26 minutes

See documents for meetings prior to 2012.

Audio Recordings of Meetings

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September 10, 2014

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July 9, 2014

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September 9, 2013  

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July 11, 2013

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Other Documents Relevant to the Council (in Adobe .pdf format* unless otherwise noted)

Hearing Handbook for Unrepresented Claimants
NCCI SD State Advisory Forum Report, 2009

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184