SD BMOE to hold June 8 public hearing

The South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners has scheduled a public hearing in Sioux Falls on June 8 to consider petitions for declaratory rulings on four issues about whether the attending physician can delegate the task of writing orders to the following health care professionals for residents of a nursing facility and whether writing orders is within the scope of practice for those professionals as defined by state law:

  • Qualified dietician or other nutrition professional
  • Qualified physical therapists
  • Qualified occupational therapists
  • Qualified respiratory practitioners

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. CDT, at the First Dakota National Bank building, 101 N. Main Ave., Room 215.

SDAHO requested a board review due to the recent final federal rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reform the Requirements of Participation for nursing facilities.

Those interested in presenting opinions or arguments can do so by appearing in person, sending an email to or sending a letter to the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, 101 N. Main Ave., Suite 301, Sioux Falls, SD 57104. Material sent by mail and email must reach the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners by June 1 to be considered.