§ 21-28.6-9. Enforcement.
(a) If the department of health fails to adopt regulations to implement this chapter within one hundred twenty (120) days of the effective date of this act, a qualifying patient may commence an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel the department to perform the actions mandated pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
(b) If the department of health or the department of business regulation fails to issue a valid registry identification card in response to a valid application submitted pursuant to this chapter within thirty-five (35) days of its submission, the registry identification card shall be deemed granted and a copy of the registry identification application shall be deemed a valid registry identification card.
(c) The department of health and the department of business regulation shall revoke and shall not reissue, the registry identification card of any cardholder or licensee who is convicted of; placed on probation; whose case is filed pursuant to § 12-10-12 where the defendant pleads nolo contendere; or whose case is deferred pursuant to § 12-19-19 where the defendant pleads nolo contendere for any felony offense under chapter 28 of title 21 ("Rhode Island Controlled Substances Act") or a similar offense from any other jurisdiction.
(d) If a cardholder exceeds the possession limits set forth in §§ 21-28.6-4 or 21-28.6-14, he or she shall be subject to arrest and prosecution under chapter 28 of title 21 ("Rhode Island Controlled Substances Act").
(P.L. 2005, ch. 442, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 443, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 72, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 495, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 515, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 142, art. 14, § 1.)