TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-16.2
Laboratories

SECTION 23-16.2-7


§ 23-16.2-7 Suspension and revocation of license.

(a) The department of health may revoke or suspend the license or specific certification of any laboratory or station for conduct by or chargeable to the laboratory or stations as follows:

(1) Failure to observe any term of the license or specific certification issued under authority of this chapter by the department of health;

(2) Failure to observe any order made under authority of this chapter or under the statutory authority vested in the department of health;

(3) Engaging in, aiding, abetting, causing, or permitting any action prohibited under this chapter;

(4) Failing to observe any regulations promulgated by the department of health.

(b) Whenever the director shall have reason to believe that any laboratory or station, for the maintenance of which the director has issued a license or specific certification as provided for in § 23-16.2-4, is being maintained in violation of the rules and regulations provided in § 23-16.2-5, the director may, pending an investigation and hearing, suspend for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days, any license or specific certification issued under authority of this chapter and may, after due notice and hearing, revoke the license or specific certification if the director finds that the laboratory or station is being maintained in violation of the rules and regulations. The holder of a license shall upon its revocation promptly surrender the license or specific certification to the director.

(c) The director may revoke or suspend the license, or may impose appropriate fines as promulgated in regulation, of any laboratory or station that does not ensure that all personnel meet the requirements of this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1961, ch. 94, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 356, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-39-7; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-16.2-7; P.L. 1982, ch. 126, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 59, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 72, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 20, § 18.)