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

The Mission of the Board of Nursing is to protect the public through the regulation of nursing licensure, practice and education, in accordance with SDCL 36-9, SDCL 36-9A, ARSD 20:48, and ARSD 20:62.  

The Vision of the Board of Nursing is to inspire public confidence in the profession of nursing through regulatory excellence and honoring human dignity.
 
4305 S. Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3315
605-362-2760

 

NOTICE: By Executive Order, the SDBON's office will be closed to control the spread of COVID-19; if you need assistance, staff will be available by email or phone. The office will reopen on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. (CST). 

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS OF NURSES

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-07 - MEDICAL ASSISTANCE - REGARDING LICENSEES FROM OTHER STATES

On March 23, 2020, Governor Noem issued Executive Order 2020-07 which recognizes the licenses of medical professionals licensed in another state in accordance with the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Nurses licensed in other states have the authority to practice in SD based on an active license in another state. They do not need to gain another license in SD. Fortunately, 32 states have implemented the Nurse Licensure Compact. Nurses with a multi-state license already have a privilege to practice here. The Board of Nursing recommends that if you are utilizing the services of nurses licensed in other states that you verify the licensure status of that nurse. You can verify licenses at www.nursys.com free of charge. Please utilize this important service to ensure that the nurses you are utilizing have active unencumbered licenses in one of our states or have a multi-state license. We are here to assist you with any licensure issues that arise. Please contact our office with any questions that you have during this Coronavirus Pandemic.

 
ATTENTION NURSES - CALL TO ACTION
South Dakota Statewide Emergency Volunteer Registry

Governor Noem is reaching out to our state's licensed medical professionals (physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) who are willing to volunteer their services during this COVID-19 pandemic through the Department of Health's  Statewide Emergency Registry of Volunteers in South Dakota (SERV SD). SERV SD coordinates the pre-registration of medical and health care professionals who may be willing to volunteer in the event of an emergency.

Whether you work in a health field or not, active or retired, if you have an interest in assisting your community or state during the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to join SERV SD. SERV SD will create a database of medical and health care volunteers who can be mobilized immediately in response to an emergency. Participation in a deployment opportunity is optional. You may decide at the time a call is made to volunteer if you are willing and able to respond.

Registering with SERV SD is easy. Go to https://volunteers.sd.gov/

ATTENTION CNPs/CNMs:  
Recently you may have heard that there are drugs that have shown early signs of improving symptoms for coronavirus patients. Please remember, there is currently no evidence-based medication recommended for COVID-19/Coronavirus. However, these same medications are used for conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The Board of Nursing is aware that there have been instances in other states where prescribers are inappropriately prescribing these medications for self, family and friends. The Board reminds prescribers that inappropriate prescribing and "hoarding" of medications is ethically wrong and causing those patients who need the medication to be without.  For more information and recommendations for health providers, refer to the SD DOH website: https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx
 

Thank you for your continued efforts to address COVID-19 in South Dakota.

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