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Department of Health - Community Living Homes Establishes administrative rules for community living homes. 08/29/2017 09/25/2017 09/08/2017
South Dakota Board of Dentistry Updates the registration process for dental entities and repeals obsolete provisions. 10/20/2017 11/14/2017 10/17/2017
South Dakota Board of Nursing Chapter 20:48:01 amends the definitions section to include a definition of registrant. A registrant is defined as unlicensed assistive personnel who are registered by the board. Chapter 20:48:16 adds the requirements for the operation of the unlicensed assistive personnel registry, defines the application process for registration, defines the renewal and reactivation requirements and the process for denial or removal from the registry. Chapter 20:48:08 amends the process for disciplinary action for licensed nurses and registrants. The primary effect of the amendments is to remove language that identifies an informal process for disciplinary procedures and clarifies the staff representative’s role when a notice of claimed misconduct is received. The rules further define board action following notification of the claimed misconduct and add a letter of reprimand and probation as actions that require a hearing. 09/06/2017 09/25/2017 09/01/2017
South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners Clarifies the timeframe for those individuals renewing their license through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; establishes different options for the Board when it considers mirroring physician discipline from another state; and establishes continuing education as a requirement for physical therapy license renewal. 09/14/2017 11/14/2017 09/10/2017
South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry The reason and effect of the proposed revisions to 20:50:04:06 and 20:50:10:03 is to clarify the expiration of contact lens and spectacle prescriptions. The reason and effect of the proposed revisions to 20:50:07:01 is to revise minimum requirements for a comprehensive optometric examination, to make the rule consistent with current standards for the profession. The reason and effect of proposed revisions to 20:50:08:02.01 is to allow an optometrist in certain situations to receive credit for live stream continuing education presentations as “live” continuing education. 10/20/2017 11/14/2017 10/16/2017
SD Department of Health - Emergency Medical Services General clean-up, revision of ambulance equipment standards, and revision of air ambulance operation rules 10/25/2017 11/14/2017 11/04/2017