Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Podiatry Examiners

Carol Tellinghuisen
Executive Secretary

810 N. Main St., Suite 298
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: 605-642-1600
Fax: 605-722-1006

The mission of the South Dakota Board of Podiatry Examiners is to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of South Dakota consumers via licensure, continuing education, and inspection of the practice of podiatry; to establish policy related to the practice of podiatry through the enforcement of updated statues, rules, and regulations; and, by expeditious and fair processing of complaints registered by patient-consumer against licensees.

Board Members

Scott Torness, DPM, Watertown, SD – President
James Johnston, DPM, Aberdeen, SD – Secretary/Treasurer
Carolyn Stansberry, DPM, St. Onge, SD – Board Member
Jeanie Blair, Sturgis, SD – Lay Member
Vacant – Board Member

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Controlled substance registrations (new, renewals, and changes to an existing registration)
can now be done on-line

The South Dakota Department of Health is pleased to announce that beginning on July 1, 2019, all new applications, renewal registrations, verifications, and changes to an existing registration, will be completed online with the South Dakota Department of Health's new registration system. Payment using the online Controlled Substance Registration system must be made using Mastercard or Visa credit and debit cards.

If you are a practitioner that does not have a federal DEA certificate to move to South Dakota and are applying for a new DEA number at a South Dakota location, you must write "pending" where it asks for the DEA registration on the state application, and you must also apply to the DEA for a new DEA number, since you are not moving a number to South Dakota.

When submitting an application, please be sure to have all of your information ready, including any supporting documents needing to be uploaded, such as a copy of the updated federal DEA certificate. After the application has been submitted and the payment has been made, the Department will review the application, email the registrant if additional information is needed, approve or deny the application, or pend the application until we receive the new DEA number.

After July 1, 2019, you can log in at any time to view the application status or print a registration. Controlled substance registration certificates or letters will no longer be mailed. Any controlled substance registration can also now be primary source verified on the website.

Federal DEA Alert

Renewal Applications Online
Starting January 2017, DEA will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail.  Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.
At this time, DEA will otherwise retain its current policy and procedures with respect to renewal and reinstatement of registration. This policy is as follows:

  • If a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner prior to expiration, the registrant may continue operations, authorized by the registration, beyond the expiration date until final action is taken on the application.
  • DEA allows the reinstatement of an expired registration for one calendar month after the expiration date. If the registration is not renewed within that calendar month, an application for a new DEA registration will be required.