South Dakota legislation requires any student born after 1956 entering a post-secondary education institution in South Dakota for the first time shall, within 45 days after the start of classes, present certification from a licensed physician that the student has received or is in the process of receiving the required two doses of immunization against measles, rubella, and mumps OR has the presence of an immune antibody titer against measles, mumps, and rubella. This documentation may be accomplished by either a State Health Department certificate, high school immunization records or it may be included on the LATI Report of Health Evaluation signed by a licensed physician.
Students who are unable to ascertain their immunization status must obtain, at their own expense, the necessary tests and vaccinations.
In the event the South Dakota State Department of Health declared as epidemic of measles or rubella, students who have no vaccination or immunity against the required preventable infectious diseases may be dismissed from the campus.
Additional Immunization Requirements for Health Programs
Students enrolled in Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Med/Fire Rescue, Medical Lab Tech, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Cosmetology, and Human Services Technician must provide proof of specified vaccinations. For complete requirements, contact your program or view the LATI Report of Health Evaluation (distributed to all applicants in the health programs listed above).
Community Healthcare Worker
- Report of Health Eval
- Hepatitis Form & Liability Letter
- Dental Exam Sheet
- TB Letter
- Essential Functions form-XDAFM
Human Service Technician
MFR, MLT, PTA & OTA
Practical Nursing & PN Online