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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.

Mission

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 allopathic and osteopathic physicians, advanced life support personnel, athletic trainers, dietitians, genetic counselors, licensed nutritionists, medical assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physician assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and respiratory care practitioners are licensed to practice in South Dakota.


The Board announced new and amended administrative rules affecting the practice of medicine and licensing.

To view laws regarding your profession, click on the Statutes and Rules tab on the right hand menu.

Additional information related to the new and amended rules can be found by clicking this link: Notice of New Rules

Online Verifications

All online license verifications purchased through an online account for immediate download are now $4 per verification effective immediately.

Notice

RENEWAL SCHEDULE

Please note: Renewal applications for each profession will be open and available 90 days prior to the expiration date.

MC/PAC - Medical Corporation / Physician Assistant Corporation Registration - Your current registration is valid until January 1st at 11:59 pm. Click here for the renewal application - Renewal Application.

ML (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.

PT - Physical Therapist License - Your current license is valid until January 1st at 11:59 pm. The online renewal application is available by clicking "Account Login" in the upper left menu.

PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant Certificate - Your current certificate is valid until January 1st at 11:59 pm. The online renewal application is available by clicking "Account Login" in the upper left menu.

OT - Occupational Therapist License - Your current license is valid until January 1st at 11:59 pm. The online renewal application is available by clicking "Account Login" in the upper left menu.

OTA - Occupational Therapy License - Your current license is valid until January 1st at 11:59 pm. The online renewal application is available by clicking "Account Login" in the upper left menu.

RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner License - Your current license is valid until December 31st 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: http://legis.sd.gov/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=20:78:03 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.

News

Federal DEA Renewal Alert

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg/index.html

 

Renewal Applications Online

Starting January 1, 2017, DEA will only send out one renewal notification in accordance with Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1301.13(e)(3). The renewal notification will be sent to the "mail to" address for each DEA registrant approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date. No other reminders to renew the DEA registration will be mailed.

This is to also advise you that the online capability to renew a DEA registration after the expiration date will no longer be available. You will have to complete an application for a new DEA registration if you do not renew by midnight Eastern Time of the expiration date. The original DEA registration will not be reinstated.

Paper renewal applications will not be accepted the day after the expiration date. If DEA has not received the paper renewal application by the day of the expiration date, mailed in renewal applications will be returned and the registrant will have to apply for a new DEA registration.

DEA Form 224a – Retail Pharmacy, Hospital/Clinic, Practitioner, Teaching Institution, or Mid-Level Practitioner
DEA Form 225a – Manufacturer, Distributor, Researcher, Analytical Laboratory, Importer, Exporter