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

 
RN & LPN Practice 
Advisory Opinions & Position Statements
 
The South Dakota Board of Nursing is authorized by the state of South Dakota to safeguard life, health and the public welfare; and to protect citizens from unauthorized, unqualified and improper application of nursing practices. 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 pursuant to chapter 1-26, and commensurate with the nurse's education, demonstrated competence, and experience.  
 

Practice

Practice information for APRNs 


Delegation  Nurses and employers are encouraged to use 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.

RN & LPN Advisory Opinions & Position Statements

The Board of Nursing also 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.

 

Contact Linda Young for more information.