Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

S.D. Codified Laws 36-4A-26.2

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Physician Assistant Responding to Emergency


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a physician assistant from any state who responds to a need for medical care can provide care normally provided without a physician’s supervision whether or not a physician is present.

Full Title

Response to emergency or state or local disaster

Full Text

A physician assistant licensed in this state or licensed or authorized to practice in any other United States jurisdiction or who is credentialed as a physician assistant by a federal employer who is responding to a need for medical care created by an emergency or a state or local disaster (not to be defined as an emergency situation which occurs in the place of one’s employment) may render such care that he or she is able to provide without supervision as it is defined in this chapter, or with such supervision as is available. No physician who supervises a physician assistant providing medical care in response to such an emergency or state or local disaster is required to meet the requirements set forth in this chapter for a supervising physician.