Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology

Carol Tellinghuisen
Executive Secretary

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

COVID-19 Vaccine

In an effort to assist licensees we have gathered the following information on the COVID vaccine. If you need any further information, please contact the medical facilities, your primary care physician or the DOH as the Board office is not involved in the vaccine distribution process.

Please be advised, there is not a state registry to sign up but there is information below for East/West River medical facilities to request the vaccine.

East River: Sanford number (800) 709-4274. Avera request form
West River:  Monument Health: You may schedule an appointment by calling (605) 755-1350 or by scheduling an appointment through MyChart. You may also email

Or you can contact your primary care physician and refer to this document on what hospital system/entity is in charge of vaccine distribution in their resident county.

Information on who is eligible and what group is currently being vaccinated:

All DOH vaccine information can be found here:

Emergency Management Assistance Compact

On March 23, 2020, Governor Noem issued Executive Order 2020-07 ( which recognizes the licenses of medical professionals licensed in another state in accordance with the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Speech-language pathologists licensed in other states have the authority to practice in SD based on an active license in another state. They do not need to gain another license in SD. The Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology recommends that if you are utilizing the services of a speech-language pathologist licensed in other states that you verify the licensure status of that individual. Please contact our office with any questions that you have during this Coronavirus Pandemic.

The mission of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology is to protect the health and safety of the public by licensure of qualified persons and enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of speech language pathology, including the appropriate processing and resolution of complaints.

Board Members

  • Jackie Protextor, MA, CCC/SLP, Pierre
  • Shirley Hauge, MA, CCC/SLP, Rapid City, Vice President
  • Jane Heinemeyer, MA, CCC/SLP, Wentworth, President
  • Mandy Williams, MA, CCC/SLP, Vermillion, SD
  • Connie Tucker, Rapid City, Lay Member

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