South Dakota

RN Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

SD CODIFIED LAWS § 36-9-36

Relevant Text: 

A person who holds a license to practice as a registered nurse in this state may use the title registered nurse and the abbreviation "R.N."

Status:

Effective


DR Title Protection Law

Statute/Regulation:

SD CODIFIED LAWS § 36-4-9

Relevant Text: 

For the purpose of this chapter, "practice of medicine or osteopathy" includes, but not by way of limitation, to append or prefix the letters M.D., or D.O. or the title of Doctor or Dr. or Specialist or Osteopath or any other sign or appellation in a medical sense to one's name or to profess publicly to be a physician or surgeon or to recommend, prescribe or direct for the use of any person any drug, medicine, apparatus, or other agency for the cure, relief or palliation of any ailment or disease of the mind or body or the cure or relief of any wound, fracture or bodily injury or deformity.

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

SD CODIFIED LAWS § 22-11-6

Relevant Text: 

Any person who, by using or threatening to use violence, force, or physical interference to intentionally obstruct emergency management personnel acting under color of authority, is guilty of obstructing an emergency medical technician. Obstructing a emergency medical technician is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Status:

Effective


RN Procedural Sedation Rules



Relevant Text: 

It is within the scope of practice for a registered nurse to manage the care of adult clients receiving IV moderate sedation, which may progress to deep sedation during therapeutic, diagnostic, or surgical procedures under the direct supervision of an anesthesia provider or physician, provided the following criteria are met:
-The RN is ACLS certified. ¦ Institutional policy, procedures and protocol allow administration of the prescribed medications by non-anesthetist RNs.
-A qualified anesthesia provider or attending physician selects and orders the medications necessary to achieve the required level of sedation.
-Guidelines for client monitoring, drug administration, and managing complications or emergency situations are available and reflect accepted national standards of professional nursing practice and the most recent research and technological advances.

Agency

South Dakota Board of Nursing