South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care
Welcome to the South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care website. This web site was created to enhance communication and distribution of information among its members and those interested in Respiratory Care.
The SDSRC mission is to promote pulmonary health through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and education of respiratory disease. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope that you enjoy the new changes and features and find them helpful to you.
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Congratulations to Therapist of the Year for 2015!
Congratulations to Vendor of the Year for 2016!
South Dakota Licensure for Respiratory Care
South Dakota Licensure Board- Website
Licensure Law (Regulations)
General Information on RC Licensure Law/Process
Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
TO: Applicants for Licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner
Your application must be completed in its entirety and submitted with your $75 fee for licensure or $40 fee for temporary permit or it will be returned to you.
The Board must also receive from your most recent employer, the completed form, "Verification of Employment" prior to licensure. You are responsible for sending this form to your most recent past employer. The Board must also be in receipt of a copy of your National Certification, and verification of state licenses currently or previously held.
**UNLICENSED PRACTICE AS A RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN VIOLATION OF SDCL 36-4C. THE BOARD INTENDS THIS NOTIFICATION TO SERVE AS NOTICE UPON YOU THAT UNLICENSED PRACTICE IS UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, A VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE CODIFIED LAWS, AND GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OF LICENSURE.**
Therapist of Year Nomination Form!
Each year the SDSRC recognizes an individual that exemplifies the Respiratory Therapist as a professional. Someone that goes above and beyond, that makes a difference by volunteering, by offering the best care and education to our patients, and encourages others to do the same.
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Past SDSRC Award Winners:
>Pete Winder SDSRC 2014 Therapist of the Year
>Kathy Styles SDSRC 2013 Therapist of the Year
>Byron Sutter SDSRC 2012 Therapist of the Year
>Liz Grav SDSRC 2011 Therapist of the Year
Please CLICK the graphic to read a letter from the COPD Foundation in recognition of Respiratory Therapists for National Respiratory Care Week
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is Now the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
In the state of South Dakota, over 53% of licensed Respiratory Therapists are members of the American Association for Respiratory Care. This number has remained consistent over the past five years. Congratulations South Dakota, we rank among the highest percentage of membership across all 50 states. If you aren’t a member, please consider joining today!
The SDSRC would like to give back to those who maintain their membership. At the SDSRC Annual Business Meeting and Conference, each active member of the AARC will be placed in a drawing to receive a complimentary registration to next year's SDSRC Annual Conference. "Congratulations to Bert Sheppard for winning a free registration to the 2017 SDSRC Conference. We will draw another winner at the 2017 Conference."
Membership to the American Association for Respiratory Care is a commitment that each therapist makes to their profession. The AARC is committed to lifelong encouragement and promotion of our profession and continues to work toward advancing the science and practice of respiratory care. The AARC serves as an advocate for our patients, their families, the public, the profession, and for us the respiratory therapists.
Download - AARC Membership Application
Group Membership Information
Online AARC Membership
AARC Video Link
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