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ENTITLED, An Act to provide for the issuance of a resident medical license and to repeal certain
resident training permits issued by the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 36-4-20.6 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-20.6. A resident license is a license allowing the holder to practice medicine in this state
for a limited period of time subject to the requirements and conditions set forth in the license.
Section 2. That § 36-4-20.7 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-20.7. The Board of Examiners may issue a resident license to an applicant who is currently
enrolled in an accredited residency program. The applicant shall apply using forms prescribed by the
board. The application shall be accompanied by an application fee set by the board, by rule
promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, not to exceed fifty dollars.
Section 3. That § 36-4-20.8 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-20.8. Any resident license is valid for a period not exceeding one year from the issue date.
The resident license holder shall continue in good standing in an accredited residency program or
the resident license is forfeit. No holder of a resident license may engage in providing medical
services outside the established residency program until the holder has successfully completed one
year of residency training.
Section 4. That § 36-4-20.9 be repealed.
Section 5. That § 36-4-20.10 be repealed.
Section 6. That § 36-4-20.11 be repealed.
Section 7. That § 36-4-20.12 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-20.12. Each person receiving a resident license under the provisions of this chapter shall
apply, on a form prescribed by the board, for a renewal of the resident license.
Section 8. That § 36-4-20.13 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-20.13. Failure of a person to renew the resident license on or before June thirtieth of each
year constitutes a forfeiture of the resident license held by the person. However, the resident license
may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Examiners upon making application on a form
prescribed by the board.
Section 9. That § 36-4-28 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-28. The Board of Examiners may, in compliance with chapter 1-26, refuse to grant a
license, resident license, or certificate under this chapter because of unprofessional, immoral, or
dishonorable conduct on the part of the applicant.
Section 10. That § 36-4-29 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-29. The Board of Examiners may cancel, revoke, suspend, or limit the license, resident
license, or certificate of any physician or surgeon issued under this chapter upon satisfactory proof
by a preponderance of the evidence in compliance with chapter 1-26 of such a licensee's, resident
licensee's, or certificate holder's professional incompetence, or unprofessional or dishonorable
conduct, or proof of a violation of this chapter in any respect. However, the board may not base a
finding of unprofessional or dishonorable conduct solely on the basis that a licensee, resident
licensee, or certificate holder practices chelation therapy.
For the purposes of this section, professional incompetence is a deviation from the statewide
standard of competence, which is that minimum degree of skill and knowledge necessary for the
performance of characteristic tasks of a physician or surgeon in at least a reasonably effective way.
Section 11. That § 36-4-29.1 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-29.1. If the Board of Examiners finds that public health, safety, or welfare imperatively
require emergency action, and incorporates a finding to that effect in its order, or has information
filed with the board that a holder of a license, resident license, or certificate improperly obtained a
license, resident license, or certificate from the board, summary suspension of a license, resident
license, or certificate may be ordered pending final action by the Board of Examiners. The Board of
Examiners shall convene a hearing which shall be promptly instituted and determined and take action
as provided in § 36-4-29.
Section 12. That § 36-4-31 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-31. The proceedings for cancellation, revocation, or suspension of a license, resident
license, or certificate shall be conducted in compliance with chapter 1-26. However, the Board of
Examiners may dispense with the requirement of prior notice and an informal meeting set forth in
§ 1-26-29 if the board finds that the public health, interest, or safety require otherwise or that willful
acts have been alleged.
Section 13. That § 36-4-31.4 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-31.4. Upon application, the Board of Examiners may reissue a license, resident license, or
certificate to practice to any person whose license, resident license, or certificate has been canceled,
suspended, or revoked. No reissuance of a license, resident license, or certificate which has been
canceled or revoked may be made prior to one year after the cancellation or revocation. The
reissuance of any license, resident license, or certificate may be made in such manner and form and
under conditions as the board may require.
Section 14. That § 36-4-31.5 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-31.5. Testimony of a witness or documentary evidence of any kind on cancellation,
revocation, suspension, or limitation proceedings are not subject to discovery or disclosure under
chapter 15-6 or any other provision of law, and are not admissible as evidence in any action of any
kind in any court or arbitration forum, except as hereinafter provided. No person in attendance at any
hearing of the Board of Examiners considering cancellation, revocation, suspension, or limitation
of a license, resident license, or certificate issued by it may be required to testify as to what
transpired at such meeting. The prohibition relating to discovery of evidence does not apply to deny
a physician access to or use of information upon which a decision regarding the physician's staff
privileges was based. The prohibition relating to discovery of evidence does not apply to any person
or the person's counsel in the defense of an action against the person's access to the materials covered
under this section.
Section 15. That § 36-4-31.6 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-31.6. If the grant, denial, or renewal of a license, resident license, or certificate to practice
allopathic or osteopathic medicine was previously treated as a contested case resulting in a final
decision, the provisions of chapter 1-26 concerning contested cases do not apply unless the Board
of Examiners determines that there has been a substantial change of circumstance since the
proceedings in the prior contested case.
Section 16. That § 36-4-32 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-32. In case any person holding a license, resident license, or certificate to practice allopathic
or osteopathic medicine, surgery and obstetrics shall by any final order or adjudication of any court
of competent jurisdiction be adjudged to be mentally incompetent or insane, the license, resident
license, or certificate shall be suspended by the board after proceedings in compliance with chapter
1-26, and anything in this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, such suspension shall continue
until the licensee, resident licensee, or certificate holder is found or adjudged by such court to be
restored to reason or until the holder of the license, resident license, or certificate is duly discharged
as restored to reason in any other manner provided by law and has appeared before the board at a
regular or special meeting of the board to apply for such reinstatement. The board may establish such
probationary conditions as it deems necessary for the best interests of licensee, resident licensee, or
Section 17. That § 36-4-34 be amended to read as follows:
36-4-34. If it appears from evidence satisfactory to the Board of Examiners that any person has
violated the provisions of this chapter or that any licensee, resident licensee, or certificate holder
under this chapter has been guilty of unprofessional or dishonorable conduct or is incompetent, the
board may apply for an injunction in any court of competent jurisdiction to restrain the person or
licensee, resident licensee, or certificate holder from continuing to practice allopathic or osteopathic
medicine, surgery, or obstetrics in any of their branches in this state. Application for an injunction
is an alternate to criminal proceedings, and the commencement of one proceeding by the board
constitutes an election.
An Act to provide for the issuance of a resident medical license and to repeal certain resident
training permits issued by the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.
I certify that the attached Act
originated in the
SENATE as Bill No. 118
Secretary of the Senate
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
Speaker of the House
Senate Bill No. 118
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State