Maternal Death Data Frame

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Department of Health of South Dakota.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Dakota Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information.

If any clarification is necessary, please feel free to call the MuckRock Office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Adanya Lustig

From: Department of Health


SD maternal deaths are identified by information reported on the medical certificate portion of a death record by the certifier.
Below are the items collected pertaining to maternal deaths. Not all maternal deaths would be indicated by the cause of death statement.

Please contact me if you have further questions.



Mariah R. Pokorny
State Registrar
South Dakota Department of Health
(605) 773.4071<>