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South Dakota Whistleblower Law

Whistleblowers protected under public policy tort. 

Court Decisions:

Statute:

  • SD Codified L § 3-6D-22 (civil service employees) 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does South Dakota have a False Claims Act (FCA)?

South Dakota has a Medicaid Anti-Fraud Statute, which makes it unlawful to make a false claim to or fraud the state’s Medicaid program. The state does not have a false claims act.

Does the South Dakota FCA have a whistleblower provision?

N/A. 

Does South Dakota recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?

Yes. South Dakota practices at-will employment, though a public policy exception does exist. An employer may not terminate an employee for a reason that contravenes a well-established public policy.