TITLE 21
Food And Drugs

CHAPTER 21-11
Meats

SECTION 21-11-4


§ 21-11-4 Issuance and term of licenses – Suspension or revocation.

The director of health shall, upon receipt of application for a license to operate an establishment for any or all of the purposes mentioned in § 21-11-3, cause that establishment to be inspected and, if it is found to conform to the provisions of this chapter and the regulations adopted in accordance with this chapter, shall issue a license upon receipt of a fee as set forth in § 23-1-54; provided, that the license fee shall be at a reduced rate, as also set forth in § 23-1-54, for any one establishment where: (1) the meat is sold only at retail, (2) no slaughtering is performed, and (3) no more than one of the activities described in § 21-11-3 for which a license is required is performed. In order to set the license renewal dates so that all activities for each establishment can be combined on one license instead of on several licenses, the department of health shall set the license renewal date. The license period shall be for twelve (12) months, commencing on the license renewal date, and the license fee shall be at the full annual rate regardless of the date of application or the date of issuance of license. If the license renewal date is changed, the department may make an adjustment to the fees of licensed establishments, not to exceed the annual license fee, in order to implement the change in license renewal date. Applications for renewal of licenses, accompanied by the prescribed fee, shall be submitted at least two (2) weeks before the renewal date. Licenses issued or renewed under this section may be suspended or revoked for failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter or the regulations adopted in accordance with this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1935, ch. 2265, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 264, § 4; P.L. 1939, ch. 716, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 264, § 2; P.L. 1943, ch. 1306, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1469, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 21-11-4; P.L. 1960, ch. 76, § 20; P.L. 1961, ch. 31, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 94, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 15, § 3; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 38; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 31.)