South Dakota APRN Coalition Pursues Full Practice Authority

Posted about 3 years ago by Robin Arends

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To:  South Dakota Licensed Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives

Nursing leaders in South Dakota have partnered together to establish the South Dakota APRN Coalition. This Coalition is pursuing full practice authority for CNPs and CNMs in the 2017 legislative session. The Coalition is proposing legislation to modernize the CNP and CNM Practice Act, SDCL 36-9A.  There have been no major updates to this act since 1979. In addition to modernizing this Act, the legislation seeks to remove the collaborative agreement requirement for both CNPs and CNMs to practice in South Dakota. These changes will bring South Dakota in alignment with surrounding states that currently have full practice authority. 

The Coalition drafted the attached documents for your use when contacting district senators and representatives to seek their support of the legislation.


  1. Draft Legislation
  2. Scope of Practice Comparison
  3. SD Access to Care Talking Points
  4. SD CNP and CNM Fact sheet
  5. SD CNP and CNM County Maps

If you have any questions or concerns, or need assistance with talking about the legislation with your legislators contact the following members of the Coalition:


Robin Arends, CNP Executive Director, NPASD
Sue Rooks, CNM Chairwoman, SD-ACNM