Most people list their health at or near the top of their list of most important things, even if we make unhealthy choices most of the time. But the importance of health is reflected in our laws, with regulations meant to protect patients and provide options. Welcome to FindLaw's section on the health care laws of South Dakota, with authoritative explanations of the law written for non-attorneys. In this section, you'll learn about your right to a safe abortion and restrictions in the state; laws that allow you to secure your end-of-life preferences in the event that you lose capacity; rules for safeguarding patients' records; and more. Click on a link below to learn more about South Dakota's health care laws.