22.523.12 97th Legislative Session 816

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1285


An Act

ENTITLED An Act to create a critical care endorsement for emergency medical technician-paramedics.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That chapter 36-4B be amended with a NEW SECTION:

A critical care endorsement is hereby created. The board shall issue the endorsement to any person who is licensed as an emergency medical technician-paramedic and:

(1) Completes the educational requirements and training, in critical care transport, approved by the board and promulgated in accordance with section 36-4B-35; or

(2) Is certified as a critical care paramedic or a flight paramedic by the International Board of Specialty Certification.

Section 2. That § 36-4B-35 be AMENDED:

36-4B-35. The board shall adopt rules to:

(1) Establish the educational and training curriculum requirements and the examination requirements for applicants to become licensed as advanced life support personnel;

(2) Establish the procedure for the administration of the advanced life support program and designate the responsibilities of the department and the board;

(3) Regulate the professional conduct of licensees; and

(4) Establish the educational and training requirements and conditions for issuance of a critical care endorsement, as provided for in section 1 of this Act.

An Act to create a critical care endorsement for emergency medical technician-paramedics.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1285

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House


Chief Clerk

President of the Senate


Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1285

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2022 at ____________M.


for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2022




Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2022

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State


Asst. Secretary of State