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

 

 
 
 
Complaints and Disciplinary Process
 
 
 
 
Grounds for Discipline Action  
The SDBON may take disciplinary or corrective action against a nurse or registrant (unlicensed medication aide (UMA), diabetes aide (UDA), or dialysis technician (UDT)) when there is sufficient evidence and proof to support that the licensee or registrant violated one of the grounds listed in SDCL 36-9-49
 
Mandatory Reporting  
South Dakota law requires nurses and other health care employees or facilities to report knowledge or reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect of elders, adults with disabilities, or minors to the SD Department of Social Services.
 
Complaints on Nurses or Registrants   
Anyone who believes a nurse or registrant committed a violation is encouraged to report the situation to the Board.  Click on links to the Nurse and Registrant Complaint Process and Flow Charts for more information.
  
 
 
 
Submitting a Complaint to the Board   
Complete and submit the Complaint Form; or send an email to the SDBON Compliance Director with responses to the questions asked on the form.  After submission, the Board will contact you to acknowledge receipt.  Please be aware that the investigative process and final outcome by the Board may take several weeks or months to complete.  As the complainant, you will be notified of final actions taken by the Board.
 
Submit complaints on Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) to the SD Department of Health.