Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry

Deni Amundson
Executive Secretary

PO Box 513
Wall, SD 57790
Phone: 605-279-2244

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.

COVID-19 Information

Information is available on the South Dakota Department of Health website. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and you are encouraged to stay abreast of the latest developments.

on-line Controlled substance registrations

Controlled substance registrations (new, renewals, and changes to an existing registration) can now be done on-line.

The South Dakota Department of Health is pleased to announce that beginning on July 1, 2019, all new applications, renewal registrations, verifications, and changes to an existing registration, will be completed online with the South Dakota Department of Health's new registration system. Payment using the online Controlled Substance Registration system must be made using Mastercard or Visa credit and debit cards.

If you are a practitioner that does not have a federal DEA certificate to move to South Dakota and are applying for a new DEA number at a South Dakota location, you must write "pending" where it asks for the DEA registration on the state application, and you must also apply to the DEA for a new DEA number, since you are not moving a number to South Dakota.

When submitting an application, please be sure to have all of your information ready, including any supporting documents needing to be uploaded, such as a copy of the updated federal DEA certificate. After the application has been submitted and the payment has been made, the Department will review the application, email the registrant if additional information is needed, approve or deny the application, or pend the application until we receive the new DEA number.

After July 1, 2019, you can log in at any time to view the application status or print a registration. Controlled substance registration certificates or letters will no longer be mailed. Any controlled substance registration can also now be primary source verified on the website.

Board Members
Angela Hase, OD, Aberdeen, SD - President
Scott Schirber, OD, Rapid City - Vice President
Jamie Farmen, Pierre, SD - Consumer Board Member
Ashley Crouch, OD, Sioux Falls, SD - Board Member
Brian Gill, OD, Spearfish, SD - Board Member