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South Dakota Board of Nursing Revises and modernizes the RN and LPN scope and standards of practice to be consistent with SDCL 36-9-3- and 36-9-4 and national standards of practice. 10/10/2023 11/07/2023 10/04/2023
South Dakota Department of Health - Radiation Control Defines the minimum regulations necessary to maintain the health and safety of patients receiving imaging procedures from radiology provider and the health and safety of the radiology provider’s equipment operators. 08/22/2023 09/21/2023 09/01/2023
South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators Increases licensure fees for nursing facility administrators and updates statutory references. 09/20/2023 11/07/2023 09/15/2023
Department of Health - Medical Cannabis The effect of the rules will be to update and clarify definitions related to medical cannabis; revise allowable amounts of cannabis product and scale certification for scales used to weigh and measure cannabis product; define additives and terpenes in the manufacturing process; clarify that all sales of cannabis and cannabis products must be in a certified med-ical cannabis dispensary; clarify the definition of final form of cannabis prior to retail sale; remove exemption of pre-roll cannabis from testing requirements; add expiration dates and use by dates to packaged cannabis product; clarify use of inventory tracking system plant tags; increase the establishment certification fee to reflect inflationary increase al-lowed by statute; and repeal the petition process for debilitating conditions. The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to update rules to meet industry standards for medical cannabis and increase the certification fee for establishments based on inflation percentage as allowed by statute. The repeal of the petition process for debilitation conditions is the result of SB 1 from the 2023 legislative session. 09/28/2023 11/07/2023 10/09/2023
SD Department of Health - Air Ambulance The effect of the rules is to allow the ground component of an air ambulance service to transfer patients from one healthcare facility to another healthcare facility, unless a local government agreement or ordinance provides otherwise and to allow the ground ambulance component for healthcare facility-operated air ambulance services to provide interfacility transfers under certain conditions. The reason for adopting the rules is to respond to stakeholder feedback related to quality patient care by allowing for patient transfer by the ground component or an air ambulance services under certain conditions while providing for protections of local ground ambulance services. 10/03/2023 11/07/2023 10/13/2023
South Dakota Board of Physical Therapy The proposed rules update the application and license renewal fee for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to accommodate biennial licensure, update the code of ethics for physical therapists and adopt a code of ethics for physical therapist assistants, update the hours of continuing education required for license renewal to accommodate biennial licensure, and update references to the Board of Physical Therapy. The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to implement SB 78 from the 2023 legislative session. 10/24/2023 11/07/2023 10/19/2023
South Dakota Board of Dentistry Updates license, registration, and permit fees for the professionals regulated by the Board of Dentistry. 10/20/2023 11/07/2023 10/16/2023
South Dakota Department of Health - Hospitals, Specialized Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Rural Emergency Hospitals Updates and clarifies the minimum regulations related to operation, physical environment, fire protection, management and administration, physician services, nursing and related care services, dietetic services, medication control, medical record services, hospital diagnostic services, hospital complimentary services, long-term care supportive services, construction standards, additional hospital standards, and swing bed patients’ rights necessary for hospitals, specialized hospitals, critical access hospitals, and rural emergency hospitals to maintain the health and safety of patients receiving services in these facilities. The proposed rules also add rural emergency hospitals to 44:75 as authorized by HB 1123 during the 2022 legislative session to outline the minimum regulations necessary to operate a rural emergency hospital. 10/18/2023 11/07/2023 10/28/2023
South Dakota Department of Health Adds newborn hearing screening to South Dakota's newborn screening panel. 10/12/2023 11/07/2023 10/22/2023