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

 
Advisory Opinions & Position Statements 
 

 

The Board of Nursing issues opinions, position statements, or resolutions as to what constitutes safe nursing 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 nursing practice, and to facilitate the delivery of safe, effective nursing care to the public.
 

 

Nurses and employers are encouraged to use the Scope of Practice Decision-making Framework as a guide to making decisions on whether a specific task, intervention, or activity is, or is not, in a RN's scope and the Delegation Decision Making Algorithm to guide whether specific nursing tasks may be delegated to unlicensed assistive personnel, e.g. patient care techs, medication aides, certified nurse aides, dialysis technicians.

 

Contact Lindsay Olson for more information.