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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

 
 
UMA Initial Registration:
Medication Aides employed in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Centers, or Hospitals
 
 
RNs and LPNs in a SNF, ALC, or hospital may only delegate medication administration tasks to Medication Aides who are listed on the Board's UMA Registry.  A registered UMA may only administer medications under the delegated authority of a licensed nurse. 
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Initial Applicant ReQuirements

  1. Must have completed a high school education or GED

  2. Must have completed a Board approved 20-hour Medication Administration Training Program
  3. Must submit the online application; allow 5-7 business days for processing
    • Applicants must identify the name of a board-approved test Proctor on the application
    • Find Procotor information Here
    • Check your application status Here 

  4. The RN instructor must submit the RN Attestation Form

  5. Must pass the Board's online UMA exam.  Find exam information Here
    • After taking the exam, an applicant will receive immediate notification of pass/fail 
    • After passing the exam, an applicant will be added to the UMA registry; registration is valid for 2 years
    • After failing the exam, an applicant should review learning materials with RN instructor, then submit the Re-take Exam Application
      • RN does not need to resubmit the RN Attestation Form
      • Upon failing a second time the applicant is required to repeat the 20-hour course.

Verification of Registration 

Registration cards may be printed from this site

 

 

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