Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) scope of practice is covered in South Dakota Codified Law 36-9-87. CNSs are encouraged to use the APRN Scope of Practice Decisioning Algorithm to guide decision making on whether a specific task, intervention, or activity is in a CNS's scope.
South Dakota law does not authorize a CNS to prescribe or order medications.
All health care providers are expected to adhere to requirements in SDCL 34-52 when treating patients in the state through telehealth. SDCL 34-52 includes the definition of telehealth and the requirements for treatment of patients, provider-patient relationship and exceptions, consultation recommendations, examination, prescribing, informed consent, and medical records.