36-9A-1 Definition of terms.
Definition of terms.
Terms as used in this chapter mean:
"Approved program," an educational program of study which meets the requirements
established by this chapter and by the boards for licensure under this chapter;
"Boards," the South Dakota Board of Nursing and the South Dakota Board of Medical and
"License," the written authorization by the boards required to practice the specialties of
nurse practitioner or nurse midwife;
"Nurse midwife," a provider duly authorized under this chapter to practice the nursing
specialty of nurse midwifery as defined in § 36-9A-13;
"Nurse practitioner," a provider duly authorized under this chapter to practice the specialty
of nurse practitioner as defined in § 36-9A-12;
The feminine gender as used in this chapter shall also apply to the masculine and neuter;
"Collaboration," the act of communicating pertinent information or consulting with a
physician licensed pursuant to chapter 36-4, with each provider contributing their
respective expertise to optimize the overall care delivered to the patient.
SL 1979, ch 256, § 1; SL 1995, ch 218, § 1; SL 1999, ch 192, § 11.