The mission of the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners is to protect the health and welfare of the state's citizens by assuring that only qualified doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy, physical therapists, advanced life support personnel, physician assistants, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and dietitians are licensed to practice in South Dakota.

New Applicants

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SDBMOE Member Update

Governor Dennis Daugaard has re-appointed Dr. Mary S. Carpenter and appointed Dr. Laurie B. Landeen and Ms. Deborah Bowman for three (3) year terms as members to the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.

Primary Source Verification - NCQA

The South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners (SDBMOE) requires primary source verification to make application for any type of licensure in South Dakota. The SDBMOE has communicated directly with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and have been assured that this meets the NCQA standard.

Board Action Note

Please note that all recent action documents are available online, but some older action documents may not be available online at this time. We will be adding the older documents as time permits. If you cannot locate the document please notify the Board office and we will assist with this matter.

Please note that an application fee only extends an initial license to the next renewal date. Initial licenses do vary in duration. It is the responsibility of all licensees to renew their license before expiration. Failure to renew shall result in automatic forfeiture or suspension of the license by statute. Licenses which have forfeited are not automatically entitled to renew.