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36-9-49 Grounds for denial, revocation, or suspension of license or application.
     36-9-49.   Grounds for denial, revocation, or suspension of license or application. In compliance with chapter 1-26, the board may deny an application for licensure or may deny, revoke, or suspend a license and may take other disciplinary or corrective action the board considers appropriate in addition to or in lieu of such an action upon proof that the applicant or licensee has:
             (1)      Committed fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in procuring or attempting to procure licensure;
             (2)      Been convicted of a felony. The conviction of a felony means the conviction of any offense which, if committed within the State of South Dakota, would constitute a felony under its laws;
             (3)      Engaged in the practice of nursing under a false or incorrect name or under a fictitious or assumed business name which has not been registered pursuant to chapter 37-11 or impersonated another licensee of a like or different name;
             (4)      Committed an alcohol or drug related act or offense that interferes with the ability to practice nursing safely;
             (5)      Negligently, willfully, or intentionally acted in a manner inconsistent with the health or safety of a person entrusted to the applicant's or licensee's care;
             (6)      Had a license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist denied, revoked, or suspended or had other disciplinary action taken in another state, territory, or foreign country;
             (7)      Violated any provisions of this chapter or the rules promulgated under it;
             (8)      Aided or abetted an unlicensed or uncertified person to practice nursing;
             (9)      Engaged in the practice of nursing during a time the applicant's or licensee's license is lapsed, on inactive status, suspended, or revoked;
             (10)      Engaged in unsafe nursing practice, substandard care, or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct;
             (11)      Exercised influence within the nurse-patient relationship for the purpose of engaging a patient in sexual activity. For the purpose of this subdivision, the patient is presumed incapable of giving free, full, and informed consent to sexual activity with the nurse; or
             (12)      Engaged in gross sexual harassment or sexual contact.

Source: SDC 1939, § 27.0906; SL 1947, ch 123, § 9; SL 1949, ch 109, § 10; SL 1955, ch 91, §§ 6, 9; SDC Supp 1960, §§ 27.0906, 27.0909 (1), (2); SL 1967, ch 101, §§ 6, 9 (1), (2); SDCL §§ 36-9-48, 36-9-51; SL 1976, ch 228, §§ 36 to 38; SL 1979, ch 255, § 44; SL 1993, ch 276, § 1; SL 1994, ch 299, § 1; SL 1995, ch 217, § 5; SL 2000, ch 192, § 5; SL 2005, ch 199, § 22; SL 2016, ch 194, § 30.


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