§ 40-8.2-11. Barring or suspending participation in program.
Whenever a provider is sentenced or placed on probation for an offense under this chapter, the trial judge may, in his or her discretion, order that the provider be permanently barred from further participation in the program, that the provider's participation in the program be suspended for a definite period of time not exceeding two (2) years, or that the provider conform to applicable federal regulations. For the purposes of this section, the office of program integrity may submit a recommendation to the trial judge as to whether the provider should be suspended or barred from the program. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the executive office of health and human services from imposing its own administrative sanctions.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 424, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 5, § 12.)