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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

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses - Practice Information

Practice Decisions  The practice of nursing pursuant to SDCL 36-9 allows nurses to perform other acts that require education and training consistent with professional standards as prescribed by the board, by rules promulgated, and commensurate with the nurse's education, demonstrated comptence, and experience.  The board issues opinions or position statements as to what constitutes safe practice.  These statements are not regulations of the board and do not have the force and effect of law but are issued as guidelines to licensees who wish to engage in safe practice and to facilitate the delivery of safe, effective care to the public.  
 
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and employers are encouraged to use the APRN Scope of Practice Decisioning Algorithm as a guide to making decisions on whether a specific task, intervention, or activity is, or is not, in a nurse's scope. 
Advisory Guideline: Dermatological Procedures

APRN Scope of Practice Laws

External Resources
CNP and CNM Practice

CNM Out-of-Hospital Birth Practice  SD licensed CNMs who wish to attend out-of-hosptial (OOH) births must agree to follow the CNM Out-of-Hospital Birth Practice Guidelines.  Prior to performing OOH birth services, a CNM is required to submit the signed OOH Birth Practice Guidelines agreement to the Board.​

Contact: Linda Young or call 605-362-2760