Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry

Deni Amundson
Executive Secretary

PO Box 6
Langford, SD 57454
Phone: 605-493-6504
Fax: 605-493-6579

The mission of the South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry is to protect the public by ensuring competent visual care, licensure of qualified applicants, inspection of optometric offices, and enforcing updated statutes, rules, and regulations, including consumer complaint review and processing.

Board Members
Craig Dockter, OD, Mobridge, SD - President
Denette Eisnach, OD, Pierre, SD - Board Member
Scott Schirber, OD, Rapid City - Board Member
Allen Haiar, OD, Sioux Falls, SD - Board Member
Nancy Van Camp, Ft. Pierre, SD - Consumer Board Member

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
The South Dakota Department of Health supports practitioner participation in the SD PDMP program to improve patient care and reduce the misuse and abuse of controlled substances. Visit to learn how to register for an account in PMP AWARxE. If you have any questions about the SD PDMP, please contact Melissa DeNoon at the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy (605) 362-2737.

Federal DEA Renewal Alert
Renewal Applications Online - Starting January 1, 2017, DEA will only send out one renewal notification in accordance with Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1301.13(e)(3). The renewal notification will be sent to the “mail to” address for each DEA registrant approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date. No other reminders to renew the DEA registration will be mailed.

This is to also advise you that the online capability to renew a DEA registration after the expiration date will no longer be available. You will have to complete an application for a new DEA registration if you do not renew by midnight Eastern Time of the expiration date. The original DEA registration will not be reinstated.
Paper renewal applications will not be accepted the day after the expiration date. If DEA has not received the paper renewal application by the day of the expiration date, mailed in renewal applications will be returned and the registrant will have to apply for a new DEA registration.

DEA Form 224a - Retail Pharmacy, Hospital/Clinic, Practitioner, Teaching Institution, or Mid-Level Practitioner
DEA Form 225a - Manufacturer, Distributor, Researcher, Analytical Laboratory, Importer, Exporter