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Former House speaker to head health care advocacy group

August 17, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives will lead the state’s main health care advocacy group following the abrupt departure of its former president.

Tim Rave will serve as the interim president of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations beginning later this month. He’ll replace Scott Duke, who the Argus Leader said could not be reached for comment.

The Sioux Falls-based association represents hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers and other health care organizations.

The 51-year-old Rave served more than a decade in the South Dakota Legislature, including as speaker of the House during the 2009-10 session before being elected to the Senate. He left the Legislature to join Sanford Health, where he is executive director of public policy.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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