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.

Notice of Hearing


Proposed rules


FY2015 Annual Report


Unapproved draft minutes 12-3-15

Board Member Biographies

Follow the above link for more information on the members of the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners




Please note, the Board is collecting demographic information about its licensed healthcare provider’s such as supervision, education, specialty, practice address, etc. in the renewal applications.

MD/DO - Medical License - Your current license is valid until March 1st at 11:59 pm. The online renewal application is available by clicking "Account Login" in the upper left menu.


New Applicants

Thank you for considering licensure in South Dakota. The application process is conducted in accordance with South Dakota codified law and administration rule. This is a link to the administrative rules related to the application process: Practice Acts with SD profession specific requirements can be found by using the Laws and Rules tab on the right menu.

 For specific questions of eligibility and formal review an application must be submitted online to evaluate qualifications and determine eligibility. An online account must be created prior to submitting an online application, to complete the online account request form under Forms and Helpful Links. Please review the Board's General Guidelines for Criminal History.

Requirements for licensure that must be met include but are not limited to primary source verifications of training, all licenses held (current or expired), employment and hospital privileges, exam results, and any other verification that is deemed necessary by the Board. Several of the provider professions must also undergo a background check that includes fingerprinting.

Primary Source Verification - NCQA

The SDBMOE requires primary verification directly from the source (not a public website) to make application for any type of licensure in South Dakota. This meets the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standard -surveys are unnecessary.

Board Action Note

Please note that all recent disciplinary 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.