Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 29

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-29-15

§ 5-29-15. Immunity from suit.

(a) The director of health and board members are immune from suit in any action, civil or criminal, based upon any disciplinary proceeding or other official act performed in good faith in the course of their duties under this chapter. There is no civil liability on the part of or cause of action of any nature against the board, director, their agents or their employees or against any organization or its members, peer review board or its members, or other witnesses and parties to board proceedings for any statement made by them in any reports, communications, or testimony concerning an investigation of the conduct or competence of a licensed podiatrist or limited registrant.

(b) No licensed healthcare provider, podiatrist, or limited registrant shall discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against any employee, staff member, or any other person for making a report, giving testimony, or providing any other communication to the board of examiners in podiatry, a peer-review organization, or any appropriate supervisory personnel concerning the unprofessional conduct or incompetence or negligence of a podiatrist, or limited registrant; provided, that the report, testimony, or other communication was made in good faith.

History of Section.
P.L. 1988, ch. 274, § 2; P.L. 2019, ch. 308, art. 1, § 12.