20:48:05:01. Licensure of registered nurse anesthetist. An applicant for licensure as a certified registered nurse anesthetist shall apply on the form provided by the board. The applicant shall provide written evidence that the applicant has completed an approved program of nurse anesthesia accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The applicant shall provide written evidence that the applicant has passed a board-approved examination that has been validated and scored in accordance with generally accepted testing procedures. Applicants who have taken the qualifying examinations from January 1, 1983, to November 30, 1987, inclusive, shall provide written evidence that the applicant has passed, with a score of at least 175, a board-approved examination that has been validated in accordance with generally accepted testing procedures. Those applicants who have taken the qualifying examinations prior to 1983 must show proof of passing the examination and evidence of meeting recertification requirements. The examination shall cover the areas of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pharmacology, and methods. The application shall be accompanied by the fee required in chapter 20:48:06. Each applicant for licensure as a certified registered nurse anesthetist 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 for the criminal background check must accompany the application for licensure.
Source: 3 SDR 35, effective November 11, 1976; 6 SDR 88, effective March 3, 1980; 9 SDR 151, effective May 30, 1983; 12 SDR 109, effective January 9, 1986; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; 14 SDR 118, effective March 22, 1988; 33 SDR 43, effective September 12, 2006; 41 SDR 12, effective July 31, 2014.
General Authority: SDCL 36-9-21(1).
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-9-29, 36-9-30.1, 36-9-35, 36-9-97.
Accredited Nurse Anesthesia Programs, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, May 2006. Copies may be obtained from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Ave., #Suite 304, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068. No cost. Program accreditation status may be retrieved from Website, http://www.aana.com/Accredited_Programs/accreditedprograms.asp?State=all.
[American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education.] Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, 1999 edition. Copies may be obtained from Test Standards, P.O. Box 465, Hanover, PA 17331. Cost: $31.95.
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