Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Controlled Substance Privileges:
Nurse Practitioner (CNP) and Nurse Midwife (CNM)

For an application for Controlled Substances Registration, please contact the South Dakota Department of Health. Do not return the application to the Board of Nursing office, as that will delay processing of your application. Controlled Substances privileges involve three distinct activities: prescribing, dispensing, and administering. State and Federal Registration is required for every practitioner who seeks privileges related to controlled substances listed in SDCL 34-20B. Prescribing controlled substances in South Dakota requirements:

  1. Collaborative Agreement authorizing prescriptive authority, including controlled substances.
  2. South Dakota Controlled Substances Registration through the South Dakota Department of Health.
  3. Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration at an address in South Dakota.

SDCL 36-9A-12 permits the nurse practitioner and nurse midwife to prescribe controlled substances listed on Schedule II in Chapter 34-20B for one period of not more than 30 days for treatment of causative factors and symptoms. The CNP/CNM has two controlled substance registration options:

  1. Act as an agent of an institution utilizing the institution's registration number to prescribe, dispense, or administer controlled substances; prescriptions must include the institution's DEA number followed by the unique identification number assigned to them by the institution.
  2. Seek independent State Registration and Federal DEA Registration in all schedules; prescriptions must include the nurse practitioner's or nurse midwife's DEA number.