The board shall submit records, information, and reports in the form and as required by the secretary of health. The board shall report at least annually to the Department of Health.
Department of Health
The Governor shall appoint a board consisting of two certified professional midwives who are licensed and in good standing pursuant to this Act, one certified nurse midwife who is licensed and in good standing pursuant to chapter 36-9A, one physician with experience in maternity care who is licensed and in good standing pursuant to chapter 36-4, and one public member who has received midwifery care in an out-of-hospital setting.
Each member of the board shall be a citizen of the United States, a resident of this state for a minimum of two years before appointment to the board, and shall file with the secretary of state an oath of office before beginning the member's term of office. However, until at least five certified professional midwives meet the residency requirement, the Governor may appoint certified professional midwives, who are licensed in this state, who reside in other jurisdictions to serve on the board. Initial appointments to the board may include certified professional midwives who are eligible for licensure under this Act and who intend to apply for licensure in this state when it is available.
Term of Appointment:
The term of office for members of the board is three years and expires on October thirtieth. Each member shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified. No member may be appointed to more than three consecutive full terms. Appointment of a person to an unexpired term is not considered a full term for this purpose.
Ashley Tanner | 600 East Capitol Avenue | Pierre, SD 57501-2536 | 605-773-3361 | 1-800-738-2301 (In State)
The mission of the South Dakota Board of Certified Professional Midwives is to secure safe, out-of-hospital childbirth attended by licensed and competent midwives, to protect the consumer of midwifery services by holding these midwives accountable to the statutes and rules pertaining to their profession, to update rules as needed to meet current, evidence-based standards of midwifery practice, to license qualified midwives, and to process complaints in a fair and expeditious manner.