Chapter 36-4 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Examination, licensing and regulation of persons engaged in the practices of medicine and osteopathy (SDCL 36-4), physicians assistants (SDCL 36-4A), advanced life support (SDCL 36-4B), respiratory care (SDCL 36-4C), medical assistant (SDCL 36-9B), physical therapy (SDCL 36-10), dietetics and nutrition (36-10B), athletic training (SDCL 36-29), occupational therapy (SDCL 36-31), and genetic counseling (SDCL 36-36).
Attached to the Department of Health.
Nine members appointed by the Governor as follows: 1. Two lay members (One lay member may be a non-physician health care professional licensed by the board; 2. Six doctors of medicine holding an MD degree; and, 3. One doctor of osteopathy holding the degree of DO.
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. No member may serve more than three consecutive full terms.
Frequency of Meetings:
Statute requires 2 annual meetings, however the Board generally holds 4 quarterly meetings per year (DDN locations in Pierre and Rapid City for meetings).