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36-10 PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
CHAPTER 36-10

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

36-10-1 to 36-10-17. Repealed.
36-10-18      Definition of terms.
36-10-18.1      Physical therapy defined.
36-10-18.2      Supervision defined.
36-10-19      Physical therapy committee appointed--Functions.
36-10-20      Repealed.
36-10-21      Qualifications of committee members.
36-10-22      Repealed.
36-10-23      Omitted.
36-10-24      Unlicensed practice or use of title as misdemeanor.
36-10-25      Other licensed practitioners exempt from chapter.
36-10-26      Prior licensees deemed licensed.
36-10-27      Application for license--Fee--Evidence of qualifications.
36-10-28      Examination of applicants for license--Fee.
36-10-29      Issuance of license.
36-10-30      Licensing of applicant registered by American Registry of Physical Therapists or who has passed national examination.
36-10-31      Licensure by reciprocity--Qualifications.
36-10-32      Application for licensure by reciprocity--Evidence of qualifications--Fee.
36-10-33      Expiration and annual renewal of license--Fee--Forfeiture and reinstatement.
36-10-34      Repealed.
36-10-35      Repealed.
36-10-35.1      Application for certification as physical therapist assistant--Fee--Qualifications.
36-10-35.2      Issuance of certificate to physical therapist assistant--Expiration and renewal.
36-10-35.3      Repealed.
36-10-35.4 to 36-10-35.6. Repealed.
36-10-35.7      Approved tasks for physical therapist assistant--Exclusions.
36-10-35.8      Limitation of supervision--Registration of assistants--Notification of termination--Delegation of responsibility.
36-10-35.9      Standards of supervision.
36-10-36      Rules and regulations of board--Scope.
36-10-37      Procedure for adoption of rules and regulations.
36-10-38      Grounds for refusal of license.
36-10-39      Grounds for cancellation, revocation or suspension of license or certificate.
36-10-40      Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct--Activities included--No basis for criminal prosecution.
36-10-41      Initiation of proceedings for cancellation, revocation, or suspension of license.
36-10-42      Omitted.
36-10-43      Quorum at hearing on cancellation, revocation or suspension.
36-10-44      Procedure on cancellation, revocation or suspension.
36-10-45      Majority vote required to suspend, revoke or cancel license.
36-10-46      Appeal from board decision on refusal, revocation, or suspension.
36-10-47      Reinstatement of suspended or revoked license.
36-10-48      Injunction against violations--Election of remedies.
36-10-49      Investigation of violations--Employment of counsel to assist in prosecution.
36-10-50      Prior certification accepted.


36-10-1
     36-10-1 to 36-10-17.   Repealed by SL 1972, ch 205, § 31.


36-10-18 Definition of terms.
     36-10-18.   Definition of terms. Terms used in this chapter mean:
             (1)      "Board of Examiners," the South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners;
             (2)      "Physical therapist," a person licensed in this state to practice physical therapy under the provisions of this chapter;
             (3)      "Physical therapy," the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist;
             (4)      "Physical therapist assistant," a person who is a graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant education program as determined by the board, who has passed a certification examination approved by the board, and who assists in providing physical therapy services under the supervision of a physical therapist;
             (5)      "Physical therapy committee," the committee provided for in this chapter.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 1; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A01; SDCL, § 36-10-1; SL 1972, ch 205, § 1; SL 1978, ch 270, § 1; SL 1996, ch 231, § 1.


36-10-18.1 Physical therapy defined.
     36-10-18.1.   Physical therapy defined. For the purposes of this chapter, the practice of physical therapy is the examination and evaluation of patients with mechanical, physiological, and developmental impairments, functional limitation, and disability or other similar conditions in order to determine a diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic intervention; alleviation of impairments and functional limitations by designing, implementing, and modifying therapeutic interventions that include therapeutic exercise, functional training in community or work reintegration, manual therapy techniques including soft tissue and joint mobilization, assistive and adaptive devices and equipment, brochopulmonary hygiene, debridement and wound care, physical agents and mechanical modalities, therapeutic massage, electrotherapeutic modalities, and patient-related instruction; prevention of injury, impairments, functional limitations, and disability including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health, and quality of life in all age populations; and consultation, education, and research.

Source: SL 1996, ch 231, § 2.


36-10-18.2 Supervision defined.
     36-10-18.2.   Supervision defined. Supervision is the responsibility of the physical therapist to observe, direct, and review the work, records, and practice permitted by § 36-10-35.7 to ensure the patient, the physical therapist, and the physical therapist assistant that good and safe treatment is rendered.

Source: SL 1996, ch 231, § 3.


36-10-19 Physical therapy committee appointed--Functions.
     36-10-19.   Physical therapy committee appointed--Functions. The board shall appoint a physical therapy committee, composed of three physical therapists, which shall assist the Board of Examiners in conducting examinations of persons applying for a license to practice physical therapy. The committee shall assist the Board of Examiners on all matters pertaining to the licensure, practice, and discipline of all persons licensed to practice physical therapy in the State of South Dakota, or the making or abolishing of rules pertaining to physical therapy. Each committee member shall serve a term of three years. No member may serve more than three consecutive full terms. If a vacancy occurs, the board shall appoint a person to fill the unexpired term. The appointment of a person to an unexpired term is not considered a full term. The committee shall meet at least annually or as deemed necessary to conduct business.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 6; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A06; SDCL, § 36-10-7; SL 1972, ch 205, § 6; SL 2005, ch 199, § 25.


36-10-20
     36-10-20.   Repealed by SL 2005, ch 199, § 26.


36-10-21 Qualifications of committee members.
     36-10-21.   Qualifications of committee members. Persons nominated to serve on such committee shall have the following qualifications:
             (1)      They must be residents of the State of South Dakota;
             (2)      They must be licensed to practice physical therapy in the State of South Dakota.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 8.


36-10-22
     36-10-22.   Repealed by SL 2005, ch 199, § 27.


36-10-23
     36-10-23.   Omitted.


36-10-24 Unlicensed practice or use of title as misdemeanor.
     36-10-24.   Unlicensed practice or use of title as misdemeanor. It is a Class 2 misdemeanor for any person not licensed under this chapter as a physical therapist or certified as a physical therapist assistant, or whose license or certificate has been suspended or revoked, or whose licensure or certificate has lapsed, to engage in the practice of physical therapy, unless exempt under the provisions of this chapter or, use in connection with their name the words or letters "R.P.T.," "Registered Physical Therapist," "L.P.T.," "Licensed Physical Therapist," "Physical Therapist," or "Physio Therapist," or "C.P.T.A.," "Certified Physical Therapist Assistant," or any other letters, words, or insignia indicating or implying that they are a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 10; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.9956; SDCL, § 36-10-2; SL 1972, ch 205, § 28; SL 1977, ch 190, § 159; SL 1978, ch 270, § 8; SL 1996, ch 231, § 4.


36-10-25 Other licensed practitioners exempt from chapter.
     36-10-25.   Other licensed practitioners exempt from chapter. Persons licensed under the provisions of this title, while practicing within the limits of their licensure, shall not be prohibited therefrom by the provisions of this chapter.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 10; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.9956; SDCL, § 36-10-3; SL 1972, ch 205, § 25.


36-10-26 Prior licensees deemed licensed.
     36-10-26.   Prior licensees deemed licensed. Persons holding licenses to practice physical therapy in South Dakota on July 1, 1972 shall be deemed licensed under this chapter, and entitled to renew the same.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 11.


36-10-27 Application for license--Fee--Evidence of qualifications.
     36-10-27.   Application for license--Fee--Evidence of qualifications. A person desiring to practice physical therapy in South Dakota shall file a written application with the Board of Examiners on forms provided by the board, together with an application fee, set by rule pursuant to chapter 1-26, not to exceed sixty dollars. The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has graduated from a physical therapy curriculum accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. If the applicant has graduated from a physical therapy curriculum that is not accredited by such an accrediting body, the applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that:
             (1)      The applicant has completed a course of professional instruction equivalent to an approved program accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation; and
             (2)      The applicant has achieved a score of at least five hundred fifty on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination, or a passing score on a comparative nationally recognized examination approved by the board, or has completed two years of secondary or postsecondary education in any educational institution in which the instruction is conducted in English.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 3; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A03; SDCL, § 36-10-4; SL 1972, ch 205, § 2; SL 1988, ch 300, § 1; SL 1996, ch 231, § 5.


36-10-28 Examination of applicants for license--Fee.
     36-10-28.   Examination of applicants for license--Fee. The Board of Examiners shall examine all applicants, except those applying for licensure by reciprocity, who have applied for licensure as provided in § 36-10-27 and submitted a fee, set by rule pursuant to chapter 1-26, not to exceed three hundred dollars. The examination shall include a written examination which tests the applicants' knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences as they relate to physical therapy and of physical therapy theory and procedures on other subjects that the board considers necessary to test the applicants' fitness to practice physical therapy.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 6; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A06; SDCL, § 36-10-6; SL 1972, ch 205, § 3; SL 1988, ch 300, § 2; SL 1995, ch 219.


36-10-29 Issuance of license.
     36-10-29.   Issuance of license. The board shall issue a license to each applicant who passes the examination in accordance with standards fixed by it and who is not otherwise disqualified from receiving the same by other provisions of this chapter.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 7; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A07; SDCL, § 36-10-11; SL 1972, ch 205, § 4.


36-10-30 Licensing of applicant registered by American Registry of Physical Therapists or who has p...
     36-10-30.   Licensing of applicant registered by American Registry of Physical Therapists or who has passed national examination. The Board of Examiners may in its discretion, without examination, issue a license to any applicant registered by the American Registry of Physical Therapists or one who has passed a national examination recognized by the board with a grade acceptable to it. The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that he is of good moral character and evidence as required by the board of qualification.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 5.


36-10-31 Licensure by reciprocity--Qualifications.
     36-10-31.   Licensure by reciprocity--Qualifications. The Board of Examiners may in its discretion without examination issue a license to any applicant holding a license or certificate issued to the applicant by a board empowered by law to issue licenses to practice physical therapy in the District of Columbia or any state or territory in the United States, if the requirements for licensure of physical therapists in the state or territory in which the applicant was licensed were, at the date of his licensing, substantially equal to the requirements set forth in this chapter.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 5; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A05; SDCL, § 36-10-9; SL 1972, ch 205, § 5.


36-10-32 Application for licensure by reciprocity--Evidence of qualifications--Fee.
     36-10-32.   Application for licensure by reciprocity--Evidence of qualifications--Fee. Applications for licensure by reciprocity shall be on forms provided by the board, and such applicant shall provide evidence required by this chapter and the rules of the board. The fee which shall accompany the application, shall be a sum, set by rule, not to exceed sixty dollars.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 5; SL 1988, ch 300, § 3.


36-10-33 Expiration and annual renewal of license--Fee--Forfeiture and reinstatement.
     36-10-33.   Expiration and annual renewal of license--Fee--Forfeiture and reinstatement. Any license issued by the board, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, expires on the first day of January of the year next succeeding the issuance thereof. A license may be renewed upon the payment of an annual fee set by the board, by rule promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, not exceeding the sum of fifty dollars. Failure of a licensee to renew the license on or before the first day of July of each year constitutes a forfeiture of the license. However, any person who has forfeited a license under this chapter may have the license restored by making written application therefor and by payment of the annual renewal fee for the current year.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 8; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A08; SDCL § 36-10-13; SL 1972, ch 205, § 14; SL 1988, ch 300, § 4; SL 1999, ch 190, § 3; SL 2008, ch 191, § 24.


36-10-34
     36-10-34.   Repealed by SL 1986, ch 27, § 42.


36-10-35
     36-10-35.   Repealed by SL 1986, ch 308.


36-10-35.1 Application for certification as physical therapist assistant--Fee--Qualifications.
     36-10-35.1.   Application for certification as physical therapist assistant--Fee--Qualifications. A person desiring certification as a physical therapist assistant shall file written application with the Board of Examiners, together with an application fee of not more than sixty dollars, to be established by rule pursuant to chapter 1-26. The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the Board of Examiners that:
             (1)      The applicant is a graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant's education program recognized by the board; and
             (2)      The applicant has passed a written examination approved by the board which tests the applicant's knowledge on subjects relating to physical therapy and has paid an examination fee, set by rule pursuant to chapter 1-26, not to exceed three hundred dollars.

Source: SL 1978, ch 270, § 6; SL 1988, ch 300, § 5; SL 1996, ch 231, § 6.


36-10-35.2 Issuance of certificate to physical therapist assistant--Expiration and renewal.
     36-10-35.2.   Issuance of certificate to physical therapist assistant--Expiration and renewal. The Board of Examiners shall issue a certificate to an applicant for certification as a physical therapist assistant who fulfills the requirements set forth in § 36-10-35.1. The certificate shall expire and may be renewed in the same manner as provided in § 36-10-33 for the expiration and annual renewal of a license to practice physical therapy.

Source: SL 1978, ch 270, § 7; SL 1996, ch 231, § 7.


36-10-35.3
     36-10-35.3.   Repealed by SL 1996, ch 231, § 9.


36-10-35.4
     36-10-35.4 to 36-10-35.6.   Repealed by SL 1996, ch 231, §§ 11 to 13.


36-10-35.7 Approved tasks for physical therapist assistant--Exclusions.
     36-10-35.7.   Approved tasks for physical therapist assistant--Exclusions. A physical therapist assistant may perform, under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, selected physical therapy procedures and related tasks. The following physical therapy services, however, shall only be performed by a physical therapist:
             (1)      Interpretation of referrals;
             (2)      Initial evaluation, including problem identification;
             (3)      Development of a plan of care which is based on the initial evaluation and which includes the physical therapy treatment goals;
             (4)      Interpretation of tests and measurements;
             (5)      Joint assessment and mobilization;
             (6)      Determination of the appropriate portions of the program to be delegated;
             (7)      Delegation and instruction of the services to be rendered by the physical therapist assistant including specific treatment program, precautions, special problems, or contraindicated procedures;
             (8)      Timely review of treatment documentation and reevaluation of the patient, treatment goals, and revision of the plan of care when indicated;
             (9)      Development of a patient's home program and discharge evaluation, and termination of care, or both; and
             (10)      Accountability for documentation of physical therapy treatment and dissemination of written and oral reports.

Source: SL 1996, ch 231, § 10.


36-10-35.8 Limitation of supervision--Registration of assistants--Notification of termination--Delega...
     36-10-35.8.   Limitation of supervision--Registration of assistants--Notification of termination--Delegation of responsibility. A physical therapist may not supervise more than two physical therapist assistants at any one time. The supervising physical therapist shall register with the Board of Examiners the name and address of each physical therapist assistant who the physical therapist is responsible for supervising. The registration shall be submitted on a form provided by the board at least fifteen days prior to the date when supervision is to commence. The supervising physical therapist shall notify the board in writing of the termination of supervision of a physical therapist assistant within ten days after such termination. The supervising physical therapist may delegate responsibility for supervision of a physical therapist assistant to another physical therapist for a period not to exceed thirty days.

Source: SL 1996, ch 231, § 14.


36-10-35.9 Standards of supervision.
     36-10-35.9.   Standards of supervision. When supervising a physical therapist assistant's care of a patient at any setting, the supervising physical therapist shall comply with the following standards of supervision:
             (1)      The supervising physical therapist shall be accessible either in person or by telecommunications to the physical therapist assistant at all times while the physical therapist assistant is treating patients;
             (2)      The initial visit shall be made by the supervising physical therapist for evaluation of the patient and establishment of a plan of care;
             (3)      A joint visit by the supervising physical therapist and physical therapist assistant shall be made on the first physical therapist assistant's visit to the patient;
             (4)      At least every five physical therapist assistant visits, there shall be a joint visit or a treatment rendered by the supervising physical therapist. The physical therapist assistant shall be supervised by the supervising physical therapist at least once every thirty calendar days. Every five physical therapist assistant visits or every thirty days, whichever occurs first, a documented conference with the physical therapist assistant outlining current treatment goals and program modifications shall occur. The supervising physical therapist shall make the final scheduled visit to terminate the plan of care;
             (5)      Each visit by the supervising physical therapist shall include:
             (a)      A complete assessment of the patient;
             (b)      A review of the plan of care with appropriate revision or termination;
             (c)      Assessment and recommendation for utilization of outside resources.

Source: SL 1996, ch 231, § 15.


36-10-36 Rules and regulations of board--Scope.
     36-10-36.   Rules and regulations of board--Scope. The Board of Examiners may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 pertaining to licensure, fees, discipline, and supervision which promote the health and safety of persons utilizing the services of physical therapists licensed and physical therapist assistants certified under this chapter.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 13; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A11; SDCL, § 36-10-15; SL 1972, ch 205, § 12; SL 1978, ch 270, § 9; SL 1996, ch 231, § 16; SL 1996, ch 232.


36-10-37 Procedure for adoption of rules and regulations.
     36-10-37.   Procedure for adoption of rules and regulations. All rules and regulations made by the Board of Examiners pursuant to this chapter shall be adopted and amended in accordance with the provisions of chapter 1-26 and acts amendatory thereto known as the Administrative Procedures Act.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 13; revised pursuant to SL 1972, ch 15, § 4.


36-10-38 Grounds for refusal of license.
     36-10-38.   Grounds for refusal of license. The Board of Examiners may, in compliance with chapter 1-26, refuse to grant a license or certificate under this chapter for unprofessional, immoral, or dishonorable conduct on the part of the applicant.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 9; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A09; SDCL, § 36-10-14; SL 1972, ch 205, § 15; revised pursuant to SL 1972, ch 15, § 4; SL 1996, ch 231, § 17.


36-10-39 Grounds for cancellation, revocation or suspension of license or certificate.
     36-10-39.   Grounds for cancellation, revocation or suspension of license or certificate. The Board of Examiners may cancel, revoke, or suspend the license of any physical therapist or the certificate of any physical therapist assistant issued under this chapter upon satisfactory proof of such a licensee's or certificate holder's incompetence, or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct, or proof of a violation of this chapter in any respect.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 9; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A09; SDCL, § 36-10-14; SL 1972, ch 205, § 16; SL 1978, ch 270, § 10; SL 1996, ch 231, § 18; SL 2005, ch 199, § 28.


36-10-40 Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct--Activities included--No basis for criminal prosecu...
     36-10-40.   Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct--Activities included--No basis for criminal prosecution. The phrase "unprofessional or dishonorable conduct" as used in this chapter shall be construed to include:
             (1)      Employing what is known as cappers or steerers;
             (2)      Willfully betraying a professional confidence;
             (3)      All advertising of physical therapy business in which untruthful or improbable statements are made or which are calculated or mislead or deceive the public;
             (4)      Conviction of any criminal offense of the grade of felony, or any conviction of a criminal offense arising out of the practice of physical therapy, or one in connection with any criminal offense involving moral turpitude;
             (5)      Habits of intemperance, or drug addiction, calculated in the opinion of the board to affect the licensee's practice of his profession;
             (6)      Sustaining any physical or mental disability which renders the further practice of a licensee's profession dangerous;
             (7)      Presenting to the board of any license, certificate or diploma which was obtained by fraud, or deception practiced in passing a required examination or which was obtained by the giving of false statements or information on applying for said license;
             (8)      Illegally or fraudulently or wrongfully obtaining a license required by this chapter, by the use of any means, devices, or deceptions or helps in passing any examination, or by making false statements or misrepresentations in any applications for information presented.
     Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct, as defined in this section, shall not be the basis for criminal prosecution unless otherwise declared unlawful.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 9; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A09; SDCL, § 36-10-14; SL 1972, ch 205, § 17; revised pursuant to SL 1972, ch 15, § 4.


36-10-41 Initiation of proceedings for cancellation, revocation, or suspension of license.
     36-10-41.   Initiation of proceedings for cancellation, revocation, or suspension of license. The proceedings for cancellation, revocation, or suspension of a license may be initiated when the Board of Examiners has information that any person, persons, firms, or corporation may have been guilty of any misconduct as provided in § 36-10-40 or is guilty of incompetence or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 18; SL 2005, ch 199, § 29.


36-10-42
     36-10-42.   Omitted.


36-10-43 Quorum at hearing on cancellation, revocation or suspension.
     36-10-43.   Quorum at hearing on cancellation, revocation or suspension. All proceedings relative to the cancellation, revocation, or suspension of a license, or relative to reissuing a license which has been revoked or suspended shall only be held when a majority of the members of the Board of Examiners are present at such hearings.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 21.


36-10-44 Procedure on cancellation, revocation or suspension.
     36-10-44.   Procedure on cancellation, revocation or suspension. All proceedings relative to the cancellation, revocation, or suspension of a license shall otherwise conform to the procedure set forth in chapter 1-26.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 20; revised pursuant to SL 1972, ch 15, § 4.


36-10-45 Majority vote required to suspend, revoke or cancel license.
     36-10-45.   Majority vote required to suspend, revoke or cancel license. The decision of the Board of Examiners to suspend, revoke, or cancel a license requires a majority vote of the board members.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 22.


36-10-46 Appeal from board decision on refusal, revocation, or suspension.
     36-10-46.   Appeal from board decision on refusal, revocation, or suspension. Any party feeling aggrieved by any acts, rulings, or decisions of the Board of Examiners relating refusal to grant or to cancellation, revocation or suspension of a license shall have the right to appeal pursuant to chapter 1-26.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 24; revised pursuant to SL 1972, ch 15, § 4.


36-10-47 Reinstatement of suspended or revoked license.
     36-10-47.   Reinstatement of suspended or revoked license. Upon written application establishing compliance with existing licensing requirements and for reasons the board deems sufficient, the board, for good cause shown, by majority vote, may, under such conditions as it may impose, reinstate or reissue a license to any person, persons, firm, or corporation whose license has been suspended or revoked, provided, however, that upon suspension of a license, the board in such order may provide for automatic reinstatement thereof after a fixed period of time as provided in the order.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 23.


36-10-48 Injunction against violations--Election of remedies.
     36-10-48.   Injunction against violations--Election of remedies. Any person violating the provisions of this chapter may be enjoined from further violations at the suit of the state's attorney of the county wherein the violations occurred or suit may be brought by any citizen of this state. An action for injunction shall be an alternate to criminal proceedings, and the commencement of one proceeding by the board constitutes an election.

Source: SL 1972, ch 205, § 30; revised pursuant to SL 1972, ch 15, § 4.


36-10-49 Investigation of violations--Employment of counsel to assist in prosecution.
     36-10-49.   Investigation of violations--Employment of counsel to assist in prosecution. The Board of Examiners and/or the physical therapy committee shall investigate every supposed violation of this chapter, and shall report the same to the proper law enforcement officials wherein the act is committed. The board is authorized to employ special counsel subject to the supervision, control and direction of the attorney general, to assist in the prosecution of violations of this chapter and to expend the necessary funds for such purpose.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 14; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A12; SDCL, § 36-10-16; SL 1972, ch 205, § 29.


36-10-50 Prior certification accepted.
     36-10-50.   Prior certification accepted. Any person certified as a physical therapist assistant on July 1, 1996, is deemed certified under this chapter and is entitled to renew certification.

Source: SL 1996, ch 231, § 8.


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