TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-72
Mercury In Fish Products

SECTION 23-72-4


§ 23-72-4 Mercury consumer's guide.

(a) The department of health shall prepare a consumer's guide to mercury and other health advisories. The department of health shall make copies available to the department of environmental management, division of fish and wildlife, at no charge, for distribution to private and public entities designated to issue fishing licenses.

(b) The department shall update the consumer's guide as necessary, and shall make copies of the guide available to other members of the public upon request. The guide shall be printed in large type in English, Spanish and other languages used in the state. The guide shall also list the telephone number that consumers may call for further information about the health advisories.

(c) The department of environmental management shall require that a copy of the consumer's guide be distributed to all applicants for a fishing license at the time the license is issued. The department of environmental management shall include on each fishing license issued in Rhode Island one hundred eighty (180) days after the effective date of this act [July 13, 2001] the telephone number established that residents may call for further information about the health advisories.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 252, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 375, § 1.)