20:48:03:07. Application for license by endorsement. Upon filing, on the form prescribed by the board, an application supported by written evidence satisfactory to the board showing that the applicant is licensed to practice nursing in accordance with the laws of another state or territory or foreign country, the applicant may be issued a license by endorsement to practice nursing in this state without examination. The application shall be filed with the fee prescribed by chapter 20:48:06 and evidence of employment status according to provisions in SDCL 36-9-1, 36-9-32, and 36-9-39. Each applicant for licensure by endorsement must submit a set of fingerprints on a standard card provided by the board for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal background check through the Division of Criminal Investigation. An authorization and release form must be signed by the applicant authorizing the release of the criminal history record to the board. The fingerprint card, authorization and release form, and fee must accompany the application for licensure.
Source: SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; 3 SDR 35, effective November 11, 1976; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; 13 SDR 49, effective October 27, 1986; 33 SDR 43, effective September 12, 2006.
General Authority: SDCL 36-9-21(1).
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-9-1, 36-9-29, 36-9-32, 36-9-35, 36-9-39, 36-9-43, 36-9-97.
Cross-Reference: Eligibility for active status licensure -- Reentry standards, § 20:48:03:16.
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