South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Kari Shanard-Koenders, R.Ph., M.S.J.
Executive Director

4001 W. Valhalla Blvd., Suite 106
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605-362-2737
Fax: 605-362-2738

Board Members
Ashley Hansen, Aberdeen, SD
Cheri Kraemer, Parker, SD
Curt Rising, Rapid City, SD
Tom Nelson, Spearfish, SD
Shane Clarambeau, Ft. Pierre, SD
Staff members

The Mission of the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy is to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by supporting pharmacists and pursuing the highest quality pharmaceutical care through education, communication, licensing, legislation, regulation, and enforcement.

Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt Rules

A public hearing will be held in the Hamlet Building, Room 202, 4001 W. Valhalla Blvd, Sioux Falls, SD on April 12, 2024, at 2:00 pm CDT to consider the adoption and amendment of proposed Administrative Rules of South Dakota numbered:

§§ 20:51:01, 20:51:02, 20:51:04, 20:51:05, 20:51:06, 20:51:07, 20:51:13, 20:51:14, 20:51:15, 20:51:16, 20:51:17, 20:51:19, 20:51:20, 20:51:21, 20:51:22, 20:51:23, 20:51:24, 20:51:25, 20:51:27, 20:51:28, 20:51:29, 20:51:30, 20:51:31, and 20:51:36.

The effect of the rules will be to provide for a small fee increase for pharmacists, updated wording, references, compounding standards, and changes in intern and technician vaccine administration standards.

The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to clean up wording and references, add a photo id requirement for obtaining a controlled substance prescription, set central fill standards, update compounding chapter to meet new USP Chapters, update intern vaccine requirements and allow trained technician vaccinations.

Persons interested in presenting amendments, data, opinions, and arguments for or against the proposed rules may appear in-person at the hearing, or mail or e-mail them to South Dakota Board of Pharmacy, 4001 W. Valhalla Blvd, Suite 106, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 or to Board of Pharmacy email address The deadline for the Board to receive any written comments for consideration is April 9, 2024.

After the written comment period, the Board of Pharmacy will consider all written and oral comments it receives on the proposed rules. The Board of Pharmacy may modify or amend a proposed rule at that time to include or exclude matters that are described in this notice.
For Persons with Disabilities: This hearing will be located at a physically accessible place. Please contact the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy at least 48 hours before the public hearing if you have special needs for which special arrangements can be made by calling 605-362-2737.

Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained without charge from:
The Board of Pharmacy website, at, and/or the Administrative Rules Portal at

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SDCL 36-11-5 requires the board to hold meetings for the examination of applicants for registration and to conduct the regular business of the board.  The board may hold other meetings when deemed necessary by a majority (two) of the members. As board meetings are scheduled they will be posted at this site and on the Boards and Commissions Portal.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Promoting pharmacist-provided medication-assisted treatment for patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD) is the current initiative of NABP Chairperson Timothy D. Fensky, RPh, DPh, FACA. This initiative will build on the efforts of the state boards of pharmacy to combat the opioid crisis over the past decade. Furthering existing NABP efforts, including PMP InterConnect, an interstate prescription monitoring data resource, and, a consumer-focused website highlighting safe medication practices, will also be an important aspect of this initiative.