ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Feb 2017
The new law allows the licensing board to recognize foreign qualifications for a certified nurse practitioner or certified nurse midwife.
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On February 23, 2017 the governor of South Dakota signed into law a bill (SB61) that may facilitate the entry into South Dakota of foreign nurses and midwives. It amends section 36-9A-2.2 of the existing law to read as follows:
Upon application and payment of the required fee the board may issue a license to practice as a certified nurse practitioner or certified nurse midwife by endorsement to an applicant who has been licensed as a certified nurse practitioner or certified nurse midwife under the laws of another state, territory, or foreign country, if, in the opinion of the board, the applicant meets the qualifications required of a certified nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife in this state.