Joan Adam, Secretary of Health
Nursing Corporation Registration
& Certificate of Registration for a Healthcare Professional Corporation 

Nursing Corporation Registration

Only corporations registered with the Board of Nursing, as provided in SDCL 47-11E-14, may engage in the practice of nursing. 
Pursuant to SDCL 47-11E, one or more South Dakota licensed nurses may form a professional service corporation for the practice of nursing under the SD Business Corporation Act and SD Limited Liability Company Act, if in compliance with the requirements of 47-11E and ARSD 20:48:14.
Initial Registration Application
Renewal is required annually by November 1st; applications will be accepted September 15th to November 1st: Renewal Application

Be advised, pursuant to SDCL 14-11E-5, all shareholders must be licensed to practice nursing in the state of SD and who, except for illness, accident, time spent in the armed services, on vacations, and on leaves of absence not to exceed one year, are actively engaged in the practice of nursing in the offices of the corporation.


Pursuant to SDCL 47-11F and ARSD 20:48:14 one or more authorized licensees may form a professional corporation for the purpose of rendering two or more kinds of professional services. Nurses who wish to form a professional corporation must apply for a certificate of registration from the board.

Initial Application for Certificate of Registration

Renewal is required annually by November 1st; applications will be accepted September 15th to November 1st: Renewal Application for Certificate of Registration

Notification of Changes

Changes to a Nursing Corporation or Health Care Professional Corporation must be provided to the Board within 10 days.  Submit the Notification of Change form to provide notice of changes to the corporation's address, phone number, email address, officer or shareholder ownership information, or nursing employees.  Upon receipt, the Board will review to determine continuing approval status to meet requirements in SDCL chapter 47-11E or 47-11F.

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