Nursing Corporation Registration

Registration Required

  • Only corporations registered with the Board of Nursing, as provided in SDCL 47-11E-14, may engage in the practice of nursing. 
  • Pursuant to SDCL 47-11E, one or more South Dakota licensed nurses may form a professional service corporation for the practice of nursing under the SD Business Corporation Act and SD Limited Liability Company Act, if in compliance with the requirements of 47-11E and ARSD 20:48:14.

Nurse License & Practice in State Required

All shareholders of the corporation must be licensed to practice nursing in the state of SD and who, except for illness, accident, time spent in the armed services, on vacations, and on leaves of absence not to exceed one year, are actively engaged in the practice of nursing in the office of the corporation, SDCL 47-11E-5.

Name of Corporation

Pursuant to SDCL 47-11E-4, the name of a nursing corporation must contain the words, professional company or professional corporation or abbreviations: Prof. Co., Prof. Corp., P.C., or PC. The name of a limited liability company must contain the words, professional limited liability company, or abbreviation, Prof. L.L.C., Prof. LLC, P.L.L.C., or PLLC. The name should also meet ethical standards.

Initial Application

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