Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17
Licensing of Healthcare Facilities

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17-12.3

§ 23-17-12.3. Penalty for violation of §§ 23-17-12 — 23-17-12.2.

Every person including a controlling person, or corporation who shall willfully and continually violate the provisions of §§ 23-17-12 — 23-17-12.2 will be subject to a fine up to three hundred dollars ($300) for each violation of these sections.

For purposes of this section, “controlling person” is any person or entity in control of a nursing facility directly or indirectly, including: (1) in the case of a corporation or of a limited liability company, a person having a beneficial ownership interest of five percent (5%) or more in the nursing facility; (2) in the case of a general partnership or limited partnership, any general partner; (3) a legal entity that operates or contracts with another person for the operation of a nursing facility or an owner thereof; (4) in the case of a limited liability company, any member; (5) each president, vice president, secretary, treasurer of a business corporation that is not exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of such code; and (6) such other ownership interest or relationship as may be determined by the director.

History of Section.
P.L. 1978, ch. 269, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 23-16-12.3; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-17-12.3; P.L. 2005, ch. 158, § 3; P.L. 2005, ch. 247, § 3.