§ 2-18.1-6. Nursery inspection and certification.
(a) It is the duty of the director to inspect at least once each year during the growing season, all nurseries in the state of Rhode Island to ascertain whether they are infested with injurious insect pests or infected with injurious plant diseases. If upon the inspection of any nursery it appears that the nursery and the nursery stock are apparently free from injurious insects and plant diseases, it is the duty of the director to issue to the owner of the nursery, or the person in charge of the nursery, a certificate setting forth the fact of the inspection and freedom from injurious insects and plant diseases. Conversely, if inspection of any nursery and the stock reveals the presence of injurious insects and/or plant diseases, the owner or person in charge of the nursery shall take any measures to suppress or eradicate these injurious insects and/or plant diseases that the director prescribes, and a certificate shall not be issued until the director, by subsequent inspections, determines that the nursery and stock are apparently free from injurious insects and plant diseases.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the director may refuse to inspect and certify a nursery if the nursery, for lack of care or neglect, is in such condition that it cannot be adequately inspected.
(G.L. 1956, § 2-18.1-6, as assigned, P.L. 1962, ch. 132, § 1.)