On July 1, 2021, South Dakota Codified Law 53-9-11.1 went into effect. The new law prohibits the inclusion of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, partnership contracts, or any other contracts for professional relationships for physicians, physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses.

On June 21, 2021, OSHA adopted its COVID Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare workplaces. The standard makes a requirement out of what most healthcare providers are already doing—physical distancing, PPE, sanitization, patient screening, etc. However, there are a few additional things that employers may need to add to their regimen and—most notably—they needed to