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Nursing, Board of, 1906 - 1976


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group: This record group contains records created and/or maintained by the South Dakota Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and includes meeting minutes, correspondence, bank licensing and closing files, consumer complaint files, discrimination complaint case files, professional and occupational licensing board and commission records, securities broker licensing and investigation files, Public Utilities Commission dockets and hearing records, and reports received from various railroad companies operating in South Dakota.


  • 1906 - 1976

Administrative History

The State Nurses' Examing Board was created in 1917 through an act of the State Legislature to provide for the examination and registration of graduate nurses (Session Laws of 1917, Chapter 320, Section 2). The board was composed of one physician from the State Board of Health and three graduate nurses appointed by the Governor for a term of three years. In 1949, the size of the board was increased by three additional members (Session Laws of 1949, Chapter 109, Section 2). In 1955, when the State Board of Nursing Replaced the Examining Board, it was required that three registered professional nurses be on the board (Session Laws of 1955, Chapter 91, Section 3). In 1973, governance of the Board of Nursing was transferred to the Division of Professional and Occupational Licensing within the newly created Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (Executive Order No. 73-1).


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Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-6041 (Fax)