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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Nursing

South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce

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What's New

What's New

 

  • SD Nurse Practice Act Updates became effective July 1st, 2016    

    • Updated SDCL 36-9-3 and 36-9-4.  The scope of practice laws were updated to reflect current nursing practice for both the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.  These changes do not expand or limit practice. 

    • Updated SDCL 36-9-5.  Changed the Board of Nursing’s membership composition to more closely represent the population of RNs and LPNs in this state.  There are nearly 17,000, active RNs and 2,500 active LPNs in SD.  This statute was changed to from having six RN members to seven RN Members, and reduced LPN members from three to two.  The board will continue to be comprised of a total of 11 members who are appointed by the Governor.  Membership also includes 2 public members.                          

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