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Gov. Daugaard Signs Nurse Practitioner Bill





 

 

            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, February 23, 2017

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

 

 

Gov. Daugaard Signs Nurse Practitioner Bill

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill relating to licensure of nurse practitioners and nurse midwives into law.

 

Current law requires nurse practitioners and nurse midwives to practice under an agreement with a physician. Senate Bill 61 allows individuals with those certifications to practice independently following the completion of 1,040 hours under physician supervision.

 

“There is a need for more health care professionals in rural areas of our state. This bill will eliminate a hurdle for some nurse practitioners and midwives who want to serve in those high-need communities,” Gov. Daugaard said.

 

In addition to SB 61, the Governor signed eight other bills into law:

 

HB 1030 – An Act to implement certain vehicle size and weight provisions required by federal law.

                    

HB 1037 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding delegates and alternates to the national convention, nominating petitions, and runoff elections and to revise certain provisions for new political parties.

                    

HB 1055 - An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the need for a driver license or permit to operate certain motor vehicles.

                    

HB 1070 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

                    

HB 1081 – An Act to revise certain provisions for establishing a trust for an unlocatable mineral owner.

                    

HB 1088 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding required stops at railroad crossings.

                    

SB 46 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the state geologist.    

                    

SB 48 – An Act to provide for the certification of emergency medical responders.

                        

 

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