ENTITLED, An Act to authorize certain physical therapists to perform dry needling as a treatment technique.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 36-10 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
A physical therapist may perform dry needling if the physical therapist has acquired the knowledge and skills required for the competent performance of dry needling by successfully completing a course of study in dry needling approved by the board pursuant to rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26. The board may require a physical therapist who performs dry needling to provide proof of completion of an approved course of study in dry needling. For purposes of this chapter, dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a physical therapist using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and physical function capability for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability.
An Act to authorize certain physical therapists to perform dry needling as a treatment technique.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1079
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1079
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